There’s never a bad time to get tested for STDs, though it can be intimidating if it’s something you’ve never done before. Whether you’re getting tested as a part of your health routine, or because you’re starting to experience troubling symptoms, getting tested using our 10 Panel STD Test is a great choice for anyone. With convenient, private, and affordable screenings, you can feel confident about your status with Priority STD Testing.
Our 10 panel STD test makes it fast, confidential and, best of all, extremely easy to know your status on a variety of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.
The most common STDs that are included in the 10 panel test are:
- HIV 1 Ab
- HIV 1 Ag
- HIV 2 Ab
- Herpes 1
- Herpes 2
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
Why Should I Order a 10 Panel Test?
There are a variety of reasons for ordering a 10 panel STD test from Priority STD Testing. The first and most simple is because you care about your physical and sexual health. Because so many STDs can be accompanied by either mild symptoms or none at all, it’s incredibly important to remain proactive about your sexual health. Getting a 10 panel STD test is great for these kinds of routine checks because they test for a variety of the most common and serious STDs and STIs, so you can be sure that you’re covered for the infections you’re most likely to have been exposed to. After one of these fast and affordable panels, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that you’re healthy or can get the treatment you need to live a happy, healthy life.
Of course, maybe you’re opting for a 10 panel test because you’ve developed some symptoms that you find to be troubling. Contracting an STD can be common when you have an active sex life. It’s not always a big deal, but it is important to know what you have so you can find the appropriate treatment. The 10 panel STD test is perfect for those who may have symptoms that could be associated with multiple STDs. It can be used to narrow down exactly what you may be experiencing, so you can get treated and move on with your life.
What Symptoms Should I Look For?
While STD symptoms vary by disease, there are a few that are the most commonly experienced by those with sexually transmitted infections or diseases.
- No symptoms
- Blisters on or around penis or vagina
- Bumps, spots, or lesions on the penis or vagina
- Painful or “burning” feelings when urinating
- Pain during sex
- Clear, white, or yellow discharge
- Painful ejaculation
- Rash on the penis, testicles, or around the groin
- Itching on the tip of the penis or vagina
- Anal itching
- Painful or “burning” feelings when urinating.
- Abnormal vaginal or penile discharge
- Pain, discharge or bleeding for the rectum
- Painful bowel movements
- Lower back pain
- Sore throat
- Bleeding between menstrual cycles
- Eye inflammation
- Pain in scrotum or testicles
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Body aches
- Itchy skin
- Joint pain
- Dark-colored urine
It’s important to note that the most common symptom, regardless of the disease or infection, is having no symptoms at all. That is why it can be so important to get routinely tested. Ordering a 10 panel STD test is perfect for any of these symptoms – noticeable or not – because it can help reveal such a wide variety of STDs. Don’t wait until you experience symptoms to get tested, because you might not ever experience symptoms.
How Long Should I Wait Before Getting Tested?
How long it takes for an STD to show up on a test can vary. Many STDs will show up on test results after two or three weeks from initial exposure; some can take months. Before ordering your panel, if you chat online or over the phone with one of our care counselors, they can answer any questions you may have about your exposure and when you should get tested.
At Priority STD Testing, we do offer early detection herpes testing, as well as early detection HIV testing. These are separate tests from the 10 panel test, but can be useful for those who are more eager to get tested for these two specific STDs as soon as possible.
What Are The Benefits of a 10 Panel STD Test?
What is the benefit of getting tested for a number of different STDs all at once, rather than getting tested for different diseases or infections individually? There are a few reasons that it’s worth getting a 10 panel STD test over individual tests, as you’ll find out below.
Though the thought of getting tested for STDs can be intimidating or scary, the actual testing process is actually fairly simple and painless, especially with Priority STD Testing. All you have to do is show up, give a sample and go home. If you go to a doctor’s office or clinic, however, they might test you using a swab test instead.
If you are experiencing symptoms of an STD, it’s nearly impossible to identify which infection you have based on the symptom alone, which is why it’s a good idea to get tested for a number of common infections instead of just one that you think you might have.
Another reason for getting tested for multiple infections at once is that different STD infections can often occur together. This is referred to as “co-infection.” The most common co-infection pairing is chlamydia and gonorrhea, but this phenomenon can happen with other STDs as well. The co-infection of HIV and another STD, such as syphilis, gonorrhea and hepatitis C, are very common.
The cause for these correlations is not known, but there are known factors that contribute to co-infection. One factor is that the likelihood of contracting an STD increases if you’ve already contracted one STD. Many STDs can result in sores, lesions or areas of broken skin on the body, particularly in sensitive areas, which can increase the likelihood of STDs being able to enter the body. People who are HIV positive in particular are at a much higher risk of contracting additional STDs.
These reasons, compounded with the fact that all of these infections are some of the most common STDs in the US, are likely why multiple infections occur concurrently so frequently.
If you think it’s possible that you may have been exposed to one STD, it’s very possible that you’ve been exposed to several. As mentioned above, having an STD can often leave your body vulnerable to other infections, making it easier to contract additional STDs through open sores, broken skin or a compromised immune system. Instead of getting tested again and again for different infections as symptoms begin to develop, it’s often easier to just get tested for all of the most common STDs in one visit.
Peace of Mind
If you’re uncertain of which STDs you may have been exposed to, the thought of getting tested and figuring out which tests to get can be a major headache. You might be sitting around, waiting for symptoms to develop to clue you in on what STDs you need to get tested for, when many STDs will show no symptoms at all. By getting a full 10 panel test, you can put your mind at ease and receive any treatment that might be necessary in order for you to return to a safe and healthy life, especially as it pertains to your sexual activity. The sooner you know your status on the most common STDs, the sooner you can relax.
While Priority STD Testing always strives to be an affordable option, it can no doubt become a costly endeavor to get tested for each of the 10 most common STDs separately. If you think you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease, it can be the cheaper route to simply get tested for everything rather than risk needing to come back and get tested again and again. The 10 panel STD test is a good option, because it bundles all of the most important tests into one affordable package.
How Do I Order a 10 Panel STD Test?
Ordering a 10 panel STD test is simple through our service. Our process is completely confidential and can be completed online or over the phone. Our care counselors can help you to understand your options, including finding the lab that’s nearest to you.
We make payment easy as well. You can pay for your 10 panel STD test using credit cards, debit cards, prepaid gift cards issued by a major credit card provider, or even your health savings account. If you use a credit or debit card, testing charges will show up on your statement as “SFHT” to further ensure confidentiality.
If you are ready to order your 10 panel STD test today, or would like to speak with a care counselor, select one of the tests below or call 1-888-211-2365.Get Tested Now