Individual Tests VS Full Panel Test Kits
We at STD Test Compare encourage anyone doing STD self-testing to opt for a full panel test kit, for this reason: Many people carry STDs without showing symptoms so it’s not possible to know what you may have been exposed to. Even if symptoms are present, symptoms can overlap between diseases. Not to mention, having one STD puts you at greater risk of contracting additional diseases. Testing yourself for a single disease won’t help, and may only delay, the discovery of anything else you may have.
Don’t self-diagnose. You can screen yourself just as easily for several diseases as a single disease so why waste time and risk it by guessing what you might have? Choose a full-panel test kit instead.
Individual at-home STD tests do have their place, however. The best use of individual tests is in the case of an individual who has already tested positive for an STD. Re-testing for that particular STD following the completion of a doctor’s recommended treatment is a good option to screen for the continued presence of that infection.