Which STIs can you test for?
What STI tests are available?
In order to know where to test yourself, it is important to determine the area where you have had physical contact during sex. For bacterial STIs such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea, there are different tests that can be taken based on the place where sexual contact took place. For example, with oral sex, a throat swab must be taken and with vaginal or anal sex, a vaginal or anal swab. To check infections of the penis, a urine test will be used.
If you are interested in checking for multiple STIs, Homed-IQ also offers blood tests in combination with urine tests for men and blood tests with vaginal swabs for women. The blood tests can be easily taken from home via a finger prick. These tests check for multiple STIs that are detectable in a urine/swab sample or in blood, such as trichomoniasis, mycoplasma genitalium, herpes simplex virus I and II, hepatitis B, syphilis, and HIV.
Which soa test should I use?
To help you find out which STI test suits you best, we recommend that you use our STI Test Guide! The STI Test Guide gives you advice on which STIs to test for and where on the body the sample should be taken.