What is the Male STD Panel (STD test for men)?
This STD testing for men panel is a penile STD test which checks for the most common STDs found in men. Many of these are the same infections healthcare providers routinely test for.
Which tests are included in this panel?
Most sexually active adults will have an HPV infection at some point in their lives. There are no symptoms of High Risk HPV, but it is the cause of different types of cancer including: cervical, anal and forms of oral cancer. And while HPV-related penile cancer is rare, carrying the virus means you are potentially passing it along to sexual partners. Early detection of this virus is potentially lifesaving for you and your partner.
These are two of the most common STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and often show no signs or symptoms. If left untreated, they can cause inflammation of the urethra or prostate or lead to infertility. Any male who is sexually active with new or multiple partners should routinely test for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Oral herpes (HSV-1) and genital herpes (HSV-2) are both very common. Many people don’t realize they have one or both types, transmitting the virus to their partner without realizing it.
Genital Wart Viruses (optional add-on):
Low Risk HPV does not cause cancer but does lead to genital warts. Warts are persistent and may cause pain or discomfort. However, they can be easily treated by a healthcare provider.
Why choose a full panel?
STD Testing for men is really important! Many STDs have overlapping symptoms and risk factors, making it difficult to know which to test for. It’s also quite common for someone to have multiple STDs at the same time. If you’re unsure which infection you may have, an at-home male STD panel can give you broader results more easily and cost effectively.
Obtaining the results of a full at home STD test for men will provide you and your partner with the peace of mind needed for your sexual health. You don’t know unless you test, and only you will know.