Sexual Health 2
Gonorrhea and Chlamydia
Sexual Health 2 tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea. INDICAID health at-home collection gives you the ability to test in the privacy of your own home with everything provided for you.
This is a urine collection sample.
We provide virtual care options with a board-certified physician regardless of your results, allowing you to get the right treatment early and stay healthy.
Rest assured that your privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us. Our test is discreetly packaged, and all personal information is handled securely and with the utmost discretion.
It is recommended that sexually active individuals, especially those under the age of 25, get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea annually. If you have multiple sexual partners or engage in unprotected sex, more frequent testing is advisable.
Confidentiality and Privacy:
Testing for STIs, including chlamydia and gonorrhea, is confidential. INDICAID health protects your privacy and is HIPAA compliant.
Chlamydia and gonorrhea can be effectively treated with antibiotics. It's crucial to complete the full course of medication as prescribed, even if symptoms subside. Treatment is essential to prevent complications and further transmission. It is also recommended that sexual partners be notified and tested so that they can receive treatment if necessary.
After completing treatment for chlamydia or gonorrhea, it is generally advised to undergo retesting to ensure the infection has been cured. This is typically done about three months after treatment, especially in cases where compliance with medication or reinfection is a concern.
Practicing safe sex is crucial to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading chlamydia and gonorrhea. This includes using condoms consistently and correctly and getting vaccinated against other STIs like human papillomavirus (HPV) and hepatitis B. Remember, even if you practice safe sex, there is still a possibility of contracting or transmitting these infections.
This test is not available for pregnant women.
- 1Register your kit online. Then fill out the label on the back of the registration card. Place label lengthwise on the specimen tube.
- 2Open and expand urine collection cup. Hold cup from the bottom and collect urine specimen.
- 3Once urine sample is collected, swirl urine in cup with a gentle circular motion.
- 4Open transfer pipette and remove the tube camp. Fill pipette and transfer urine into the specimen tube until it fills to the dotted line.
- 5Close tube and flip 4 times to thoroughly mix the urine with reagents.
- 6Place specimen tube into the specimen bag, then place the specimen bag into the INDICAID health empty box.
- 7Put the INDICAID health box with the specimen into the pre-labeled return envelope. Locate a nearby UPS store or call for them to pick-up. Please make sure you ship your sample only Mondays-Thursdays.
- 8You're all done! We will reach out as soon as we have gotten your sample at the lab.
While the initial damage chlamydial infections can cause often begin unnoticed, chlamydial infections can lead to serious health problems with both short- and long-term consequences. Here are a few of the possible effects: WOMEN: An untreated chlamydial infection can spread into the uterus or fallopian tubes and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Pelvic inflammatory disease can cause long term damage to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and other surrounding tissues. MEN: Some possible effects of a chlamydial infection in men is the development of epididymitis which is swelling of the epididymis, the tube that is attached to the back of the testicles. This can cause testicular pain, tenderness, and swelling.
While 70-80% of chlamydia infections are asymptomatic, some symptoms of a genital chlamydia infection may include: Burning sensation during urination, frequent urination, white, cloudy or watery discharge from the penis, testicular pain, tenderness and swelling, abnormal vaginal discharge (may have an odor), pain during sexual intercourse, painful periods or bleeding between periods, fever, abdominal or pelvic pain, itching or burning around the vagina.
An untreated chlamydia infection can result in infertility for men and women. In women, the infection damages the fallopian tubes, resulting in ectopic pregnancy, chronic pelvic or abdominal pain, infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection as it’s estimated that each year, there are nearly 3 million new chlamydia infections in the U.S. The CDC recommends that all sexually active women under 25 and older women with risk factors receive testing for chlamydia every year.
Every sexually active person should test for chlamydia regularly. We recommend testing every 6-12 months or after each new partner. The CDC recommends that all sexually active women under 25 and older women with risk factors receive testing for chlamydia every year.
It can take up to 2 weeks from the time of exposure to chlamydia for the infection to become detectable in urine. You will need to repeat the test if you collect your sample before 2 weeks have passed, and you are concerned you may have been exposed to the infection.
Chlamydia is transmitted through sexual contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus of an infected partner. Semen does not have to be present for chlamydia to be transmitted or acquired.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and causes genital, anal and oral infections. It is also the most commonly reported bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the U.S.
Condom use during any type of sex will significantly reduce the likelihood of infection. A new condom should be used for each different sex act and each different partner.
Chlamydia is most commonly treated with a seven-day course of prescription antibiotics. You should abstain from all types of sex until you completed the full antibiotics course.
Yes, it is possible for people who have had chlamydia and have been treated to get infected again if they have sexual contact with a person infected with chlamydia.
Young women ages 15-24 are of the highest risk group but any sexually active person is at risk of a chlamydia infection.
INDICAID health tests for Chlamydia by taking a urine sample.