Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease in the United States. It is estimated that around 3 million Americans are infected each year. Since many people do not experience symptoms, they can often go undiagnosed. Treatment, however, is available and important because this can prevent long term complications and spread of infection.
With more than 3 million US cases per year, Gonorrhea is a bacterial infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Common symptoms include genital pain, pain in the lower abdomen, painful urination, discharge or sores. In some cases, gonorrhea has no symptoms. This infection can usually be treated and cured. Untreated gonorrhea can cause infertility, and other permanent health problems.
Hepatitis C is and infection in the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and is most commonly spread through blood exposure. Although many people have no symptoms, those who do may report fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Herpes Simplex type 2
HSV-2 infection is very common with over 3 million US cases per year. Symptoms may include genital pain and sores and after initial infection the virus can be dormant but cannot be cured. Medication can be used to manage outbreaks.
HIV is a virus spread through contact with infected blood, semen, rectal fluids or vaginal fluids. Although many people have no symptoms, some may experience flu-like symptoms including sore throat or fever a few weeks after HIV infection. HIV infection leads to the progressive deterioration of the immune system and can eventually cause AIDS
Syphilis is a treatable bacterial infection typically spread by sexually contact. Initial symptoms involve painless sores on the genitals, rectum or mouth. Second stage is typically characterized by a rash. Usually the symptoms then go away and the final stage can occur many years later and can cause damage to the brain, eyes, nerves or heart. Testing is important because it is possible to have minimal to no symptoms and still transmit it to your partner.
Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite. With more than 3 million US cases per year this infection is treatable. Symptoms in women include foul smelling vaginal discharge, genital itching, and painful urination. In men, most will have no symptoms.
How does the process work?
- Place your order on our secure website and your kit will arrive in the mail.
- Collect your sample and register your kit following the easy instructions provided.
- Get your Results! You will receive an email once they are ready to be viewed.
How long does it take to get results?
Once your order is complete and approved by our doctors:
You should receive your kit within 5-7 business days. STD kits typically arrive sooner (3-5 business days). Once your sample reaches the lab, your results will be available online within 5-7 business days.
Occasionally during holidays and times of high volumes, we may experience up to 2-3 business day increase in processing times. If you have questions, you can always email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
In which states can I be tested?
Our testing is currently available in 46 U.S. states. We currently do not offer tests to residents located in the following states: New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Rhode Island. Each state has different medical regulations and for this reason, we cannot offer services to these 4 states.
Can I use my health insurance or HSA/FSA?
We offer convenient home testing that is typically priced lower than expenses often associated with using insurance, co-pays or deductibles. For this reason, we do not need to work with health insurance.
Most HSA/FSA allow for at home health tests. We do recommend you check with your plan first and submit your receipts if allowed.
What happens if I test positive for an STD test?
For those who test results are abnormal, one of our independent board certified doctors will contact you by phone to discuss your results. If appropriate, they may prescribe medication. There will be no additional cost to you for this phone call with the physician.
Are my test results private?
Bodyhealth IQ follows HIPPA privacy guidelines and your privacy is our top priority. Your results are password protected and available on our portal for you to share with the provider of your choice.
For those undergoing our STD testing, the state health department requires we report positive results so they can track the prevalence of certain infections. This is required regardless if you are tested with us or at a doctors office. But rest assured, your results are confidential and available only to you on our secure, password-protected portal.
How do I register my kit?
Simply visit our website, and select the “register kit” link on the home page. Enter the barcode number found on your kit and answer a few questions. It’s that easy!
WHY choose BodyHealth IQ?
BHIQ’s goal is to offer discreet and accurate at-home testing that is convenient and affordable.
With the exception of our STD panels, the information provided in our tests are intended for information and education and not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.
Although all our lab results are doctor ordered and reviewed, BHIQ does not replace the need for your primary care physician.