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Telehealth options for STI testing can make life easier

No one likes getting tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). You have to talk about your sex life with a stranger. (Or, worse, the same health care provider your mom goes to.) You have to make time for, schedule, and go to an appointment. Then you have to have swabs and/or blood taken, neither of which is at the top of anyone’s “fun things to do” list. But in the age of telemedicine, a few companies are making it easier than ever to get tested.

What to expect at the gynecologist.

When you go to the gynecologist because you’re having an issue (this is sometimes called a “problem visit”), it’s not the same as your regular yearly check-up. So if you’re not sure what to expect from this kind of appointment, we broke it down for you.

Whether you want to break the news directly or with an (anonymous) e-card, email, or text, STI notification services can help.

Sex is awesome—sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are not. Unfortunately, STIs (a.k.a. STDs) are pretty common, so it’s a good idea to get tested regularly. But what do you do if the test reveals that you have an STI?