SelfCollect, LLC Launches Website to Provide At-Home Collection Kits for Affordable, Anonymous STD Testing

Mar 16, 2016, 10:10 ET from SelfCollect, LLC

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SelfCollect, LLC today announced the launch of SelfCollect.com, a web-based service offering at-home collection kits for the testing of STDs. SelfCollect.com provides accurate and inexpensive laboratory test results while safeguarding user privacy. SelfCollect.com provides tests for various body sites for males and females for:

  • HPV
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhea
  • Herpes Virus I & II
  • Ureaplasma and Mycoplasma
  • Trichomonas
  • Combined testing panels

At SelfCollect.com, users order their tests online, receive a collection kit with instructions and collect a sample at their convenience. Shipping is free both ways in unbranded envelopes.  When testing is complete, confidential results are retrieved online. Users have the option to complete the entire process anonymously. 

Healthcare consumers, especially young adults, are increasingly seeking more convenient, accessible, affordable healthcare options. And, as they face growing health insurance costs and providers who choose tests based on insurance limitations or one-size-fits-all guidelines, consumers want more control over their medical testing.

"We created SelfCollect.com with all of us in mind. We know that people, especially young people, are concerned about their intimate health, but inconvenience, cost, or embarrassment often keeps them from going to the doctor," said Christine Hill, founding member. "SelfCollect gives users more control over their healthcare, which we believe will ultimately help people think more positively about their bodies, take responsibility for their health, and minimize the spread of STDs."

To help increase STD awareness and encourage testing, SelfCollect.com also created a Health Ambassador program. Ambassadors earn income by encouraging their peers to become educated about their sexual health and get tested for STDs.

SelfCollect.com is unique in offering HPV (Human Papillomavirus) testing for both males and females at multiple body sites including the penis, vagina, anus, and oral cavity. Awareness of one's HPV status is crucial: it is estimated that 75-80% of sexually active men and women in the U.S. will be infected with the HPV virus at some point in their lives. HPV is the leading cause of genital warts, and high-risk HPV can cause cervical cancer in women and oropharyngeal (back of throat) cancer in men. High-risk HPV viruses may also cause cancer of the vagina and anus.

SelfCollect, LLC, is a privately held company. 

For further information, please contact: messa@selfcollect.com.

Phone: Mary Beth Essa, 415-652-3060

 

SOURCE SelfCollect, LLC



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