Generally speaking, we recommend getting the Full Control Kit completed annually, and use the Healthy V and/or Basics Covered in between annual tests. Consistent with CDC recommendations, we are advising people get tested every 6 to 12 months, or more often if they have an increased risk for STIs such as having new sexual partners.
These are our general recommendations for each test kit:
Full Control Kit
We recommend our most comprehensive set of STI tests to be taken annually, as well as for anyone who hasn’t been tested before or for a significant period of time and would like to get a full picture of their health status. This kit includes home tests for chlamydia and gonorrhea in three areas (urine, rectal, and throat), syphilis, HIV, and Hepatitis C.
Healthy V Kit
This kit includes home testing for STIs most likely to affect female bodies, including those that could lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and impact fertility. It tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia in two areas (vagina and throat), trichomoniasis (a common parasitic infection), syphilis, and HIV.
Basics Covered Kit
We recommend this kit for anyone who gets tested regularly and is looking for a status check, as well as people who are confident that they don’t need throat or rectal testing. This kit includes testing for HIV and syphilis, plus gonorrhea and chlamydia in one area only (urine).