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Can I have sex while taking a prescription for an STI?

If you're taking antibiotics for an STI (also known as an STD), it’s important to avoid sex until seven days after finishing your medicine.
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Can men get an HPV test from binx?

We currently do not offer HPV screening for men as it is not recommended by the CDC.
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How often should I get tested for STIs?

That depends on the type of sex you're having! In general, sexually active people should be tested for STIs about once a year.
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I tried to place an order. It didn't go through so why do I see a charge on my credit card statement?

Don't worry, the line item should disappear in the next few days!
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Why do you recommend I seek in-person care if I'm having STI symptoms?

A clinician should have the opportunity to asses and properly treat your symptoms regardless of your STI test results.
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What's the difference between the at-home STI test and in-lab test options?

The difference is whether you complete your samples at-home or at a local lab after you order your test online.
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Who are your clinicians?

We use a network of independent licensed clinicians.
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If I test positive will I get treatment?

A licensed clinician from our dedicated team will call you to walk you through your results and help you set up a treatment plan.
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So I bought a box, what now?

Your next step will be to log in to your account and activate your box.
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What if I feel faint while doing my blood collection?

If you feel faint, make sure to lie down and stay hydrated.
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Do I have to get my recommended box?

While your binx quiz result is based on medical guidelines, you can choose to purchase any binx box you'd like.
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If I test positive for an STI can my partner(s) get treatment without getting tested?

Depending on where you live, your sexual contacts can get treatment for chlamydia quickly and conveniently if you've tested positive.
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Do I need to wait a certain amount of time after potential exposure to an STI before I get tested?

The time necessary for the STI to appear on a test could take between one week to three months, depending on the infection.
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How do I know if a binx test is for me?

Take our medically-guided quiz to learn which STIs are most appropriate for you to be tested for.
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Why am I not being tested for all STDs?

Although it may seem desirable to get tested for as many STIs as possible, it is not always necessary or recommended.
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How do I know what I should get tested for?

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How can I view the binx website in other languages?

Installing the following extensions onto your web browser allows for automatic translation of the web page.
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What should I do if I have symptoms?

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Does the cost of the binx box cover the price of STI treatment?

Treatments can be prescribed by our clinicians but are currently paid for by you or your insurance, if applicable.
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What should I do if I've been exposed to someone with an STI?

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Why can't I access herpes screening more easily?

Generally, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) does not recommend herpes testing for people without symptoms.
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How can I pay for my test box?

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Why do you recommend I seek in-person care if I'm having STI symptoms?

If you're having symptoms, a clinician may recommend treatment regardless of your STI test results.
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What test should I order if I'm trans or non-binary?

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Is the package discreet?

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How are these tests different from going to a doctor or clinic?

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What about my partner(s)? Can they get tested?

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How accurate are the tests?

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Why do I need to activate my test box?

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My test box never showed up. Can I get a new one?

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How can I access my results?

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What are CLIA and CAP?

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Does it hurt to take a sample?

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I think I messed up my collection. What can I do?

I messed up.
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What if I don't get enough blood but I've already used the lancets?

I think I messed up my collection!
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Can I take a sample while I'm on my period?

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Why do I need to wait 24 hours after having sex to collect my sample?

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Will I need to stick a swab in my penis?

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I don’t understand how to collect my sample. Is there someone I can talk to?

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Do the tests expire?

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How do I mail my test back?

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Why do I have to wait at least an hour after last urinating before collecting my urine sample?

Can I pee before taking my sample?
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I have a bleeding disorder - can I still use the finger prick?

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How long will it take to get my results?

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Where can I find my results?

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What happens if I test positive?

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What happens if I test negative?

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Are my results confidential?

Your confidentiality and security is of upmost importance to us at binx.
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Will my results be shared with my medical provider?

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I have more questions. Is there a medical professional I can speak to?

Can I speak with a doctor?
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What's the difference between an STD and an STI?

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How often should I get tested?

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Should I still see my doctor for my yearly exam?

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