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What is HIV?

What is HIV? HIV is a sexually transmitted infection, caused by the human immunodeficiency virus.  HIV attacks the body’s immune system. If it goes untreated, it can lead to a...

08 May 2021

Herpes treatment | How do you treat herpes?

Herpes treatment There is no treatment for herpes that will cure herpes. That is an important note to start with.  On a more positive note however, antiviral medications can help...

08 May 2021

Herpes symptoms | What are the symptoms of herpes?

Herpes symptoms Herpes symptoms can be tricky to spot. In fact lots of people who have herpes will have no idea until they receive a diagnosis because they often won’t...

08 May 2021

What is syphilis?

What is syphilis?  Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection. Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is caused by bacterium treponema pallidum. Syphilis is most commonly passed from person to person...

24 April 2021

What is herpes?

Herpes is a viral sexually transmitted disease that is most commonly caused by the herpes simplex I or II virus, though there are over 100 herpes viruses that are currently...

24 April 2021

Syphilis treatment | How do you treat syphilis?

Syphilis treatment in the early stages of the condition is relatively straightforward to treat.  Penicillin is the most common treatment for syphilis, and it can be used to treat syphilis...

24 April 2021

Syphilis symptoms | What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Syphilis symptoms aren’t always easy to spot because the signs can be so subtle, the first stage of syphilis, which is also known as the primary stage may present as...

24 April 2021

Gonorrhea treatment | How do you treat gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea treatment  Gonorrhea treatment involves antibiotics. The antibiotics can be administered through a one-time injection and/or oral antibiotics.  If you are diagnosed with gonorrhea, your doctor may recommend an injection...

24 April 2021

Gonorrhea symptoms | What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection that is bacterial in nature. Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium neisseria gonorrhoeae.  Gonorrhea symptoms  Gonorrhea symptoms in males and females are generally...

24 April 2021

Where does LetsGetChecked Deliver?

Where does LetsGetChecked deliver?  LetsGetChecked currently delivers to:  Canada Ireland United Kingdom United States  Previously, LetsGetChecked also served the majority of European Union countries, however, amidst the pandemic, the company...

20 April 2021

What is gonorrhea?

What is gonorrhea? Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection that is bacterial in nature. Gonorrhea is caused by the bacterium neisseria gonorrhoeae.  Gonorrhea is contracted through vaginal, oral and...

20 April 2021

LetsGetChecked | A Guide to LetsGetChecked Tests

LetsGetChecked, which was founded in 2015 by Peter Foley was first known as a provider of sexual health screening or home STD tests.  As the start-up grew, so too did...

20 April 2021

Chlamydia treatment | How do you treat chlamydia?

  If you have recently found out that you have chlamydia, or you suspect that you will receive a chlamydia diagnosis. This may be the article for you.  We will...

14 April 2021

What is chlamydia? Plus causes and signs

  Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection. Chlamydia is one of the most common STIs in the United States.  It is a bacterial infection that is caused by bacterium...

07 April 2021

What are the symptoms of chlamydia?

The symptoms of chlamydia vary between men and women, there are some similarities and some differences, however in the majority of cases, neither males or females will experience any symptoms...

07 April 2021

How effective are condoms?

How effective are condoms?  Male condoms are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy if used correctly each time. The simple fact is, we don’t always do things correctly. According to Planned...

07 April 2021

How to put on a condom plus facts & myths

“How to put on a condom” is one of the most popularly searched sexual health topics that is searched online today. Here is a comprehensive step by step guide on...

06 April 2021

How does a mycoplasma test work?

What is mycoplasma?  Mycoplasma is a bacterial STD which can be spread through genital-to-genital contact including vaginal and anal contact and oral-to-genital contact. Mycoplasma is most easily transmitted in cases...

06 April 2021

Can you get an STD without having sex?

Can you get an STD without having sex?  Yes! There are a number of ways that you can get an STD without having sex.  In this article, we are going...

06 April 2021

Signs of infertility | Do STDs cause infertility?

Signs of infertility | Do STDs cause infertility? Are there signs of infertility? Can a sexually transmitted infection lead to difficulties with getting pregnant? Let’s talk about the ways that...

24 March 2021

How does a trichomoniasis test work?

How does a trichomoniasis test work?  How does a trichomoniasis test work? Let’s run through the different types of testing for trichomoniasis, as well as where you can purchase a...

23 March 2021

STD rash | Which STDs cause rashes?

STD rash | What STD can cause a skin rash? Unexplained lumps and bumps around the genitals can be a cause for concern but it’s important to know that not...

21 March 2021

STD bumps | What do they look like & what do they mean?

STD bumps | What do they look like & what do they mean? STD bumps. How are they different to other bodily bumps?  STD bumps may be described as the...

21 March 2021

Can you get an STD from oral sex?

Can you get an STD from oral sex? A common question that often comes up in relation to oral sex is “Can you get an STD from oral sex?”  Often...

17 March 2021

STD List | Your ultimate guide to sexually transmitted diseases

Looking for an easy to understand STD list which gives you all the information in one place? You have come to the right place.  The amount of information out there...

10 March 2021

How does a herpes test work?

How does a herpes test work? Let’s run through the different types of testing for herpes, as well as where you can access a herpes test.  Herpes is a virus...

07 March 2021

How does a gonorrhea test work?

How does a gonorrhea test work? Here is everything you need to know about getting tested for gonorrhea including what puts you at risk of contracting gonorrhea, symptoms of gonorrhea,...

07 March 2021

STD Treatment | Can you cure an STD without going to the doctors?

*We talk a lot about STD testing, but today we want to dive into STD treatment, including how the most common sexually transmitted diseases are treated. * What is the...

04 March 2021

How does a HIV test work? Here’s what you need to know about taking a HIV test

*How does a HIV test work?**HIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections. Today, we talk you through everything you need to know about HIV tests...

04 March 2021

STD symptoms | What are the most common symptoms of an STD?

STD symptoms can be difficult to spot so it’s important for anyone who is sexually active to have a good understanding of what they are and what they could mean....

21 February 2021

How does a syphilis test work?

How does a syphilis test work? Let’s run through everything you need to know about the process including when you should consider taking a syphilis test, the symptoms to look...

21 February 2021

At home STD test kits for males and females | Here’s everything you need to know

Are there differences in the way males and females need to take an STD test kit? What are the differences and similarities? Here’s everything you need to know about taking...

20 February 2021

STD test price | How much do STD tests cost?

What is the average STD test price? We break down the best deals on the market so you don’t have to. Let’s talk about value for money… What is the...

17 February 2021

Which STD can I test from home?

Which STDs can I test from home? Here’s a comprehensive list of the different types of STDs you can test from home as well as the best test providers on...

15 February 2021

What is the most private/discreet at home STD test?

What is the most private/discreet at home STD test on the market? We talk you through everything from privacy policies to packaging so you can make the most informed choices....

15 February 2021

What Are the 10 Most Common STDs?

A STD (sexually transmitted disease) is an infection that transfers between people through sexual contact,[1] including vaginal intercourse, as well as oral or anal sex. Additionally, although representing a low...

09 January 2021

What’s the Difference Between STD and STI?

STD or STI? Are they the same? Is one more severe than the other, and what does it mean for you? There are many misconceptions surrounding these two acronyms, but...

09 January 2021

Is My Privacy Protected When Testing for STDs?

Private STD Testing There’s no way around it – one of the most critical points of concern, especially when it comes to STDs, is privacy. Perhaps more so than other...

09 January 2021

Are home STD tests accurate

Are home STD tests accurate and reliable?  Are home STD tests accurate and reliable? The Theranos controversy in 2014 may have left consumers feeling concerned about whether at home STD...

30 December 2020

How does an at home chlamydia test work

How does an at home chlamydia test work? Wondering how an at home chlamydia test works? Let’s take a deep dive into what’s involved in an at home chlamydia test,...

29 December 2020

What is the best at home STD test?

  Looking for the right at home STD test for you? Here’s an analysis of the best tests on the market right now. At home STD testing is among one...

26 December 2020

Home kits vs walk in labs vs OTC sexual health testing

  Here’s everything you need to know about sexual health screening via home kits, walk in labs and over the counter sexual health testing. Traditionally, the only way to undergo...

26 December 2020

STDs in men: Here’s everything you need to know

Wondering if STDs in men are different to STDs in women? Or which STD most commonly affects men? What about the symptoms? Here is everything you need to know.  Wondering...

05 December 2020

STDs in women: Here’s everything you need to know

Wondering whether STDs in women differ to STDs in males? Or which STD most commonly affects females? What about the symptoms? Here is everything you need to know.  STDs (sexually...

30 November 2020

How do you get an STD? Everything you need to know

How do you get an STD? Here’s an easy to understand breakdown on all of the different ways you can contract an STD as well as the steps that you...

30 November 2020

How Do I Know Which STD Test I Need?

Today, more than 30 STDs and STIs are known to be existent,[1] making it sometimes confusing to know which test you should get and when. In order to prevent yourself...

24 November 2020

Where to Get Tested for STDs?

Many people will often wrongfully assume that STD or STI testing is part of their regular, normal healthcare plan. Unfortunately, this is rarely the case, - specially if you are...

24 November 2020

How Does At-Home STD Testing Work?

Today’s digital age has brought new advancements to the way healthcare is provided, advancements such as telehealth, biomarker monitoring apps, as well as other gadgets which are giving the concept...

17 November 2020

Can I have an STD without knowing it?

The possibility of carrying an STD can have significant health and psychological consequences, making testing highly important, especially if you are in a high-risk group for infections. These high-risk groups...

25 October 2020

How Accurate Are STD Tests?

Modern STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) tests have become very good. However, it is important to note that there is no existing test that is going to be ~100% accurate every...

25 October 2020

10 panel STD tests

10 Panel STD Tests 10 panel STD tests are ideal for individuals who want to make it easy to know their status on a variety of the most visit sexually...

27 August 2020