The Lowdown On EttieKits® STI Testing.

If you're sexually active &/or have had a new partner, it's sensible to get tested regularly. 

If you notice anything unusual - whether it's itching, burning, discharge, pain, or sores – don't hesitate! Your body is sending you signals, so listen up.

Don’t worry, most infections can be easily treated.

Remember, these infections are common, and there's no shame in taking a test. It's all about taking care of yourself and your partner(s).

How frequently you should test for STIs depends on your sexual activity, risk factors, and timing. Timing is important. Each STI has a  "window period" which means if you test too soon after exposure, the test might not yet pick up the infection.

Get bedside certified by regularly testing with EttieKits®. 

How accurate are EttieKits® STI Rapid Tests?

Our simple, at-home STI Rapid Tests have greater than 99% clinical accuracy when you:

  • wait the recommended window period before you test
  • follow the instructions

How do I take an EttieKits® STI Rapid Test? 

For testing at home, you'll need to take swab samples from your penis or vagina, &/ or a small blood sample from your finger. It's important to read the instruction booklet carefully to ensure accurate results.

Check out our instructions page

EttieKits STI Rapid Tests have a high clinical accuracy (greater than 99%), but should be considered a preliminary test result. Please consult a medical professional for a conclusive result through further clinical and laboratory findings.

  • Before Changing Partners:

    Whenever you start a new sexual relationship or have multiple sexual partners, it's a good idea to test for STIs. This can help ensure that you and your partner(s) are healthy and reduce the risk of transmitting infections.

  • After Unprotected Sex:

    If you've had unprotected sex or if a condom broke during intercourse, consider testing for STIs. Some infections may not show symptoms immediately, so testing can help detect them early.

  • If You Experience Symptoms:

    If you notice any symptoms of an STI, such as genital sores, unusual discharge, pain or burning during urination, or itching in the genital area, test as soon as possible.

  • High-Risk Populations:

    If you belong to a high-risk population, such as men who have sex with men, people with multiple sexual partners, or people who use intravenous drugs, you may need more frequent STI testing.

  • Three Months:

    Many healthcare providers recommend three month STI testing for sexually active individuals, even if they have no symptoms. Regular testing can help detect and treat STIs early.

  • If you’ve experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault, please reach out for help from a specialist service, who are ready to support you 24 hours a day:

  • *It's important to discuss your specific circumstances and risk factors with a healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on the most appropriate testing schedule for you. Remember that STIs can have serious health consequences if left untreated, so timely testing and treatment are essential for your well-being and the well-being of your sexual partner(s).