Need to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)?
Awkward clinic visits and stressful waits are no more. You can test yourself in the convenience of your own home with the MyLAB Box kit, which is the first of its kind and offers at-home screenings for over a dozen sexually transmitted diseases including Herpes, Syphilis and Chlamydia. This take-home kit, which most recently became available at Target, Walmart and Amazon, was created by co-founders Lora Ivanova and Ursula Hessenflow.
With the CDC reporting that nearly half of Americans will have an STD in their lifetime, and one third of Americans are currently living with an STD, these creators knew that something had to change. Especially considering the fast-paced dating world we live in that's dominated by online dating apps and frequent hook ups. It is essential to have an updated way of ensuring a healthy sex life without a hassle.
By taking a new approach to testing for these diseases, this groundbreaking kit aims to "find a way for us to catch up with the rest of our lives and the technology."
The three levels for the boxes include a safe box, uber box and total box. The safe box tests for the four most common STDs, the Uber box screens for seven of the most common STDs and the total package screens for all STD risks.
"What I'm most passionate about is re-thinking the way that we approach our health care and finding a way to develop a healthier system that evolves as we do and grows as we do," the MyLAB Box founder told ESSENCE.
This is how it works:
1. Order your box online.
2. Test at home by mailing in a urine, swab or tiny blood prick sample.
3. Receive your results within a few days.
4. Free Consultations — in the unfortunate event that you do test positive, a complimentary consultation with an STD professional or a physician visit.
For more information, visit myLABbox.com.