STD test at home can be done by the sample test with the kits available in the online store. These kits are approved by the FDA. Depending on the sexual history the testing can be done. Usually the sexually transmitted infections are tested through urine test, blood test, swabs. In some cases the blood test and urine test aren’t that much accurate to detect the infections. The exposure of the infection can take a month or longer for the blood tests to be reliable. If you are affected by HIV then it may take couple of weeks to few months to detect the infection through these kinds of test.
Another test to check for the STIs is by using cervical, vaginal or urethral swabs. In this test if you are female then a cotton applicator is inserted into your vaginal and cervix for the pelvic examination. In case of anal sex, rectum swabs are taken to check out the infectious organism present in the rectum.
Next one is Paps smear and HPV testing, it is not a test to check or the STI instead of that it checks for the early sign of anal or cervical cancer. Those who engage in anal sex will have anal cancer due to the HPV infection. This Pap smear is only to check the HPV infection. Some sexually transmitted infections, such as genital warts can be diagnosed through physical examination. The physical examination can be done by looking for bumps, sores and other signs of STIs.
STD testing is common and they are widely available but the test may vary according to the doctor checking for STI. After doing STD test at home, consulting a doctor is better, they will help to understand the benefits and risk factors of STD tests that you have done and also they recommend you to take the appropriate treatment if you are affected by any STIs that the STD test result is positive.