Syphilis Test Kits
Syphilis is a common but serious sexually transmitted disease. It is the most common STD among gay and bisexual men. Symptoms can be hard to spot initially but if left it can cause serious health problems to the brain, nerves, eyes, heart, liver, bones and joints.
Why Use A Home Test For Syphilis?
A home test for syphilis will detect the bacteria Treponema Pallidum. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease which is easily treatable but if left untreated can cause severe health problems. The first symptoms of syphilis may not be seen immediately. A sore appears usually on the penis or vagina but it can be painless and go unnoticed. It can then disappear. So, taking a test can easily detect the disease.
Who Should Take A Home Syphilis Test?
Syphilis is transmitted through sexual contact. So, you should get tested if you are sexually active and have had unprotected sex. You may also be experiencing symptoms, have a new sexual partner or you may have been told that a previous partner is infected. Early symptoms of syphilis include a small sore or ulcer and you may have swollen glands in your neck, groin or armpits.
What Do You Get In A Home Syphilis Test?
Your test arrives in discreet packaging. You will be asked to take a sample of blood and return it. Results are usually available within days.
What Does A Home Syphilis Test Do?
Testing your blood will confirm the presence of antibodies that your body will have produced to fight the infection. The antibodies to the syphilis causing bacteria will remain in your body for years. So, you will know whether your infection is current or from a prior infection.