Starting in June, the percentage of our customers that test positive for STDs has gone up dramatically (from a few % to over 10%!)

STD Testing & Treatment

Test for STDs anonymously and from the comfort of your home

With our anonymous home sampling tests for STDs, you can take care of your sexual health from the comfort of your own home - no doctors appointment required. And if you test positive you also have your back with treatment plans!

5 Facts you need to know about STDs

#1 Symptoms

A lot of STDs don't cause any symptoms. For example, Chlamydia will go asymptomatic up to 80% of the time.

#2 Consequences

Even "harmless" STDs can have major consequences for your health. You might know about the dangers of HIV, but did you know that Chlamydia & Gonorrhea can cause infertility and birth defects ?

#3 Protection

Condoms don´t offer 100% protection. You can still contract an STD. Learn more about when to get tested.

#4 Prevalence

STDs are on the rise - Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis infection rates have doubled in the past 5 years. Find out which STDs you are at risk for with our Test Advisor.

#5 Treatment

STDs - even HIV - are generally only really dangerous to you and your partner if they go unnoticed and therefore untreated. Chlamydia and Gonorrhea will for example only require some antibiotics. So get tested!

STD Advice

What to test for

Use our free Test Advisor to find the right test by checking which STDs you are most at risk for.

How often to test

Use our free advice tool to find out how often you should get tested and to set up a test reminder.

How to protect a mother-to-be

STDs can threaten the health of mother and child. Find out how to protect them both.

STD Tests

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  • ✔️ Tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea in women
  • ✔️ Right choice if you had vaginal sex or received oral sex

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  • ✔️ Tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea in men
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  • ✔️ Tests for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea in women & men
  • ✔️ Right choice if you have given oral sex

How it works

Step 1:

Get advice on which test to take

  • Our free advice tools help you to select the right test and tell you how often you should test
  • Advice is based on government data, recent studies and medical guidelines

Step 2:

Order tests & take sample

  • Tests are shipped to your home in discreet packaging within one working day
  • Take your sample when it suits you and drop the Retourbox in a mailbox to return it to the lab 

Step 3:

Access result anonymously

  • Access your results online with the unique code enclosed in your test kit
  • Results are available within 2-3 working days and cannot be linked back to you

Step 4:

Get treated if you test positive

  • If you test positive, we propose a treatment plan based on medical guidelines
  • Download your lab report and contact a doctor to have him or her prescribe a treatment

STD Treatment

Treatment plan

Chlamydia

Almost 20% of the people who test, test positive. Follow our treatment plan to get rid of it for yourself and your partner(s):

  1. Download lab report of your test
  2. Consult a doctor for diagnosis & prescription
  3. Follow their treatment advice & take your medication
  4. Warn your current and past sex partner(s) who you might have infected or from whom you might have gotten it
  5. Re-test 2-6 weeks after treatment

Treatment plan

Gonorrhea

Almost 20% of the people who test, test positive. Follow our treatment plan to get rid of it for yourself and your partner(s):

    1. Download lab report of your test
    2. Consult a doctor for diagnosis & prescription
    3. Follow their treatment advice & take your medication
    4. Warn your current and past sex partner(s) who you might have infected or from whom you might have gotten it
    5. Re-test 2-6 weeks after treatment

About Chlamydia

Symptoms

50% of men and even 70% of women who have Chlamydia don't show symptoms. Many people unknowingly infect their partners. The most common symptom you experience? A text message from an ex, who claim they got it from you or gave it to you.

If you have symptoms, these usually show 1-3 weeks after you contracted Chlamydia. Typical symptoms include:

Women

  • Pain while urinating
  • Unusual vaginal discharge
  • Pain in the tummy or pelvis
  • Pain during sex
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding between periods

Men

  • Pain while urinating
  • White, cloudy or watery discharge from the tip of the penis
  • Burning or itching in the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body)
  • Pain in the testicles

In case you experience symptoms, we do recommend seeing a doctor.

Source: NHS

Long-term impact

  • Women

    Untreated Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are the most common causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It may ultimately lead to chronic pain or infertility. As the symptoms of PID can be mild, you may not be aware of having it until the damage is done.

    Unborn child

    If you have a PID and it is not timely treated, it may cause the fertilized egg to nest outside of the womb (ectopic pregnancy). It can not survive there.

    When you have a regular pregnancy, the gynaecologist usually tests you for Chlamydia, as Chlamydia can cause a premature birth. Chlamydia may also be passed on to the baby, leading to e.g. pneumonia or an eye infection.

    Men

    Men do not always suffer long term effects, but you remain contagious to your sex partners. The most common longer term effect is inflammation of the testicles. This can lead to Reactive Arthritis and even infertility.

    Sources: NHS, Mayo Clinic

Who gets it?

Trends

In 2019, there were 12.410 cases of Chlamydia in Switzerland. In other words: 145 of every 100'000 persons were diagnosed with Chlamydia last year in Switzerland. The highest risk group are young women, aged 20-24. Almost 1'100 of every 100'000 are diagnosed with Chlamydia every year. Since the year 2000, the numbers continue to increase rapidly 📈.

"Thanks" to the Corona lockdown, there seems to be a temporary drop in the numbers of the past few months. Likely this has 2 reasons:

  1. We cut down on our social lives, so we probably ran less risks
  2. During Corona, many people avoided the doctor for non-urgent matters

Now that almost everybody is picking up their social lives again, the expectation is that more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will be reported.

Risk groups

Chlamydia is most often diagnosed with young sexually active people. Sexual preference (straight, gay, etc.) doesn't seem to make much of a difference. 59% of the "victims" are female, 40% are male. Chlamydia is more widely spread in cities and suburbs, than in the less populated countryside. Especially Kantons Geneva, Basel City and Zürich are risk areas.

Using a condom is reducing your risks of contracting Chlamydia by some 80%, so that is not a guarantee to stay clean.

Test advice

We have analysed the numbers of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG). We have combined these data with research on the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases within Switzerland. With a few clicks we are able to give you a personalised test advice, based on your gender, age and sexual preference.

Are you at increased risk for Chlamydia? Find out with our free Test Advisor.

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Sources: Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), publicly available research

Oral & anal sex

Can you get Chlamydia from oral or anal sex? Yes. Chlamydia can be transferred with oral or anal contact. So unless missionary is your one and only position, you may have run more risks than you were aware of.

The mouth, throat and anus can't just transfer Chlamydia: you can also be infected there. And even in your eyes (!). In your mouth and throat you do not usually experience symptoms. Chlamydia in your anus can cause discomfort and irregular discharge. In your eyes you can experience redness, pain and discharge.

We offer not just vaginal & urine tests, but also Oral and Anal tests.

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Source: NHS

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis

The only way to diagnose Chlamydia is by getting tested. A doctor may decide to prescribe you a treatment without even testing, if:

  • You have been warned by an (ex-)partner, who was diagnosed with Chlamydia
  • You show symptoms

This is a very pragmatic approach and it is at the discretion of a doctor to decide so. If you want to avoid the unnecessary intake of antibiotics, it is worth asking the doctor to test you as well.

If you do show symptoms, but you haven't yet been to a doctor, take action immediately and order a lab test. Usually our lab reports are available 3 working days after taking a test. In case of a positive test (this means: Chlamydia was found), discuss your lab report with a doctor. Our lab reports are written in 4 languages, so you can bring them to any Swiss doctor and many international doctors.

Choosing a doctor

If the test showed Chlamydia, it takes a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to prescribe a treatment. Do you prefer to not involve your family doctor? If you are even registered with one in the first place? There are several alternatives:

  • Chat doctor, e.g. MiSANTO
  • Video doctor, e.g. EE Doctors
  • The TelMed services offered by your healthcare insurer

Treatment

Chlamydia is typically treated with antibiotics. Which exact antibiotics you are given depends on factors like:

  • Do you have allergies?
  • Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Do your symptoms indicate there might be complications?

No sex!

Don't have sex from the moment you were tested until the end of your treatment, as you are putting your partner in danger. If your partner was infected as well, wait with sex till you are both clean. Some antibiotics require you to abstain until a week after taking them.

Inform sex partners

Chlamydia is transmitted primarily through sex. You got it from someone else, who may not be aware of having it. If you had sex with more than one person since your last test, you may have infected them as well. Inform everyone whom you had sex with since the last time you have tested.

Retest

If symptoms persist, a retest is recommended. People under 25 are strongly advised to retest after 3 months, even without symptoms. If your initial test was with us, you qualify for a discount on your retest. Please contact our Support.

Source: NHS

About Gonorrhea

Symptoms

Gonorrhoea, also known as Tripper or The Clap. Many people who have Gonorrhoea show symptoms within 2 weeks after contracting it. Sometimes it takes up to several months before symptoms show. However, 50% of women and 10% of men do not develop any obvious symptoms. Thus, many of them unknowingly infect their partners.

The most common symptom you experience? Very unpleasant bathroom breaks, because of pain with urinating and abnormal discharge.

If you have symptoms, these usually show 1-10 days after you contracted Gonorrhoea. Typical symptoms include:

Women

    • Unusual vaginal discharge: watery/thin and a yellow/greenish colour
    • Pain or a burning sensation while urinating
    • Pain or tenderness in the lower abdominal area
    • Bleeding between periods
    • Heavier periods
    • Bleeding after sex

Men

    • Unusual discharge from the penis, with a white, yellow or green colour
    • Pain or a burning sensation while urinating
    • Inflammation or swelling of the foreskin
    • Pain or tenderness in the testicles

In case you experience symptoms, we do recommend seeing a doctor.

Source: NHS, Mayo Clinic

Long-term impact

  • Women

    10-20% of untreated cases of Gonorrhoea lead to Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Together with Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea is the most common cause of PID. PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs. It may ultimately result in chronic pain or infertility. As the symptoms of PID can be mild, you may not be aware of having it until the damage is done.

    Unborn child

    If a you have a PID and it is not timely treated, it may cause the fertilized egg to nest outside of the womb (ectopic pregnancy). It can not survive there.

    When you have a regular pregnancy, Gonorrhoea can cause a premature birth or even a miscarriage. Gonorrhoea may also be passed on to the baby, potentially leading to an eye infection. If untreated, such infection can cause permanent vision damage.

    Men

    Men are less susceptible to long term effects, but you remain contagious to your sex partners. The most common longer term effect is a painful infection in the testicles and prostate gland. In rare cases this may lead to reduced fertility.

    Sources: NHS, Mayo Clinic

Who gets it?

Trends

In 2019, there were 3.917 cases of Gonorrhoea in Switzerland. In other words: 46 of every 100'000 persons were diagnosed with Gonorrhoea last year. The highest risk group are non-heterosexual men, aged 25-44. Roughly 3'000 of every 100'000 are diagnosed with Gonorrhoea every year. In the past 3 years, the number of infections was booming 📈.

"Thanks" to the Corona lockdown, there seems to be a temporary drop in the numbers of the past few months. Likely this has 2 reasons:

  1. We cut down on our social lives, so we probably ran less risks
  2. During Corona, many people avoided the doctor for non-urgent matters

Now that almost everybody is picking up their social lives again, the expectation is that more sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will be reported.

Risk groups

Gonorrhoea is most often diagnosed with non-heterosexual men, of all ages. In 1 out of 6 cases, the "victim" is female. Almost 1 out of 3 concerns heterosexual men. Gonorrhoea is more widely spread in cities and suburbs, than in the less populated countryside. Especially Kantons Zürich, Basel City and Geneva are risk areas.

Using a condom is reducing your risks of contracting Gonorrhoea by some 80%, so that is not a guarantee to stay clean.

Test advice

We have analysed the numbers of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG). We have combined these data with research on the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases within Switzerland. With a few clicks we are able to give you a personalised test advice, based on your gender, age and sexual preference.

Are you at increased risk for Gonorrhoea? Find out with our free Test Advisor.

Test Advisor keyboard_arrow_right

Sources: Federal Office of Public Health (BAG), publicly available research

Oral & anal sex

Can you get Gonorrhoea from oral or anal sex? Yes. Gonorrhoea can be transferred with oral or anal contact. So regardless of who is in the lead, if doggy style and 69 bear no secrets for you, you may have run more risks than you were aware of.

The mouth, throat and anus can't just transfer Gonorrhoea: you can also be infected there. And even in your eyes (!). In your mouth and throat you do not usually experience symptoms. Gonorrhoea in your anus can cause discomfort, pain and irregular discharge. In your eyes you can experience irritation, pain, swelling and discharge.

We offer not just vaginal & urine tests, but also Oral and Anal tests.

Buy Tests shopping_cart

Source: NHS

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis

The only way to diagnose Gonorrhoea, is by getting tested. A doctor may decide to prescribe you a treatment without even testing, if:

  • You have been warned by an (ex-)partner, who was diagnosed with Gonorrhoea
  • You show symptoms

This is a very pragmatic approach and it is at the discretion of a doctor to decide so. If you want to avoid the unnecessary intake of antibiotics, it is worth asking the doctor to test you as well.

If you do show symptoms, but you haven't yet been to a doctor, take action immediately and order a lab test. Usually our lab reports are available 3 working days after taking a test. In case of a positive test (this means: Gonorrhoea was found), discuss your lab report with a doctor. Our lab reports are written in 4 languages, so you can bring them to any Swiss doctor and many international doctors.

Choosing a doctor

If the test showed Gonorrhoea, it takes a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and to prescribe a treatment. Do you prefer to not involve your family doctor? If you are even registered with one in the first place? There are several alternatives:

  • Chat doctor, e.g. MiSANTO
  • Video doctor, e.g. EE Doctors
  • The TelMed services offered by your healthcare insurer

Treatment

Gonorrhoea is typically treated with antibiotics: an injection in your thigh or buttocks, followed by a tablet. Which exact antibiotics you are given depends on factors like:

  • Do you have allergies?
  • Are you pregnant or breastfeeding?
  • Do your symptoms indicate there might be complications?

No sex!

Don't have sex from the moment you were diagnosed until the end of your treatment, as you are putting your partner in danger. If your partner was infected as well, wait with sex till you are both clean. Some antibiotics require you to abstain until a week after taking them.

Inform sex partners

Gonorrhoea is transmitted primarily through sex. You got it from someone else, who may not be aware of having it. If you had sex with more than one person since your last test, you may have infected them as well. Inform everyone whom you had sex with since the last time you have tested.

Retest

It is recommended to confirm being clean with a retest, 2 weeks after you have finished the treatment. Obviously, if symptoms persist a retest is also recommended. If your initial test was with us, you qualify for a discount on your retest. Please contact our Support.

Source: NHS