Direct-to-Consumer Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing Services: A Position Statement from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association

Board of Directors of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Direct-to-consumer test services have gained popularity for sexually transmitted infections in recent years, with substantially increased use as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 (CoVID-19) global pandemic. This method of access has been variously known as "self-testing," "home testing," and "direct access testing." Although these online services may be offered through different mechanisms, here we focus on those that are consumer-driven and require self-collected samples, and sample shipment to a centralized laboratory without involvement of health care providers and/or local health departments. We provide the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association's position on utilization of these services and recommendations for both consumers and health care providers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e155-e159
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume48
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2021

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