FAQs Frequently Asked Questions About STDs About STDs It isn’t uncommon to have questions about STDs. In fact, asking questions opens the door to getting answers, which can lead to peace of mind in times of uncertainty. There are some common questions we get asked, and for your convenience, we’ve listed those along with the answers below. Contact us at (866) 872-1888 if you have questions that aren’t answered below. You can speak with one of our care counselors about questions you have about STDs, their symptoms, testing options, and treatment. What is an STD/STI? STD is an acronym for Sexually Transmitted Disease, which is an infection transmitted through sexual contact and caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites. A Sexually Transmitted Disease can also be referred to as an STI, an acronym for Sexually Transmitted Infection. Who should be tested for STDs? Any individual who is sexual active should be tested for STDs. It is possible to be a carrier even though you aren’t presenting any symptoms, making testing ever so important. Testing with Rapid STD Testing is simple and quick. To begin your testing process, call us today at (866) 872-1888. How do I start the testing process? With Rapid STD Testing, there are two simple ways to get the testing process started. You can order your test online or by phone. Online ordering is quick and easy: select the test you want and then choose the location that is best for you. Once your order is placed you can visit the testing location and complete testing. Your information is always kept confidential and our professional counselors are available to offer advice and support and to answer any question you have about STD testing. How do I access my results? To better guarantee your confidentiality, all results are provided over the phone via one of our care counselors. We recommend calling in after the second business day at (866) 872-1888. You can request a hard copy after speaking with one of our care counselors over the phone. This process ensures your privacy. While many other testing services provide you with a slip of paper, Rapid STD Testing provides each patient with a consultation where they can speak with one of our care counselors about what their results mean and what treatment is available. How long does it take to get my results? Results are usually processed with 24 to 72 hours after testing is completed. For your convenience, we offer expedited lab services at no additional cost. To protect your privacy, we won’t send you your results before you contact us. What should I expect after testing is complete? Once you’ve been tested your results will be processed within the next 24 to 72 hours. To receive your results, call us at (866) 872-1888 and speak with one of our professional counselors. Individuals who test positive will be provided with a consultation with one of our care professionals. During the consultation, you can receive answers to any questions you have about what steps to take next, treatment, and what to expect in the future. One of physicians will prescribe you with the proper medication, sent to your recommended pharmacy, for a consultation fee. What type of test should I take? We understand the difficulty in knowing what test(s) to take, which is why our care counselors are available for assistance. Call us at (866) 872-1888 to speak with one of our professionals and get the assistance you need to determine what test is best for you. At Rapid STD Testing we offer customized tests and comprehensive panels to ensure you have the best options available. Do you accept walk-ins? We offer same-day STD testing services through private laboratories the day you order your test. Testing takes only 5 minutes and you can visit the private collection facility during open hours immediately after ordering your test online or over the phone. How long does testing take? Our patients can expect their appointment to last about 15 minutes from the time they walk in the door to the time they leave. Testing only takes about 5 minutes, so in just a short time you can be on your way. No appointment is necessary, so once you’ve located a testing facility near you and have ordered your test, you can make your visit. Do you offer any local testing facilities? For your convenience, we offer private testing facilities throughout the nation. We have a locator online that will help you find facilities near you. Do all STDs present the same symptoms? While there are some common symptoms like painful urination, body sores, or abnormal discharge, most STDs have specific symptoms of their own. Some STDs present symptoms after a few weeks of exposure while others are asymptomatic (don’t show any symptoms). It might sound great to not have any symptoms displayed, but asymptomatic STDs can still be transmitted to others and can make it easy to miss the optimal treatment window. Regular testing for sexual active individuals is essential to preventing STDs and ensuring you and your partner can get the necessary treatment. Can an STD be transmitted during oral intercourse? Yes. Many people are unaware that STDs can be transmitted during vaginal, oral, and anal intercourse. What type of sample is required for testing? The required sample type depends on what test is being done. For example, STD tests for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia require a urine sample while other STDs like Herpes, HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B and C require a blood sample. Whether your test requires a fluid sample of blood or urine, you can count on quick and simple testing. Are the results of my tests kept confidential? Yes. Providing our patients with the privacy they need is important to us. When you test with Rapid STD Testing you will receive professional service and your results are always confidential, 100% guaranteed.