Can I Seek Anonymous STD Testing?

Q: As a sexually-active adult, I am concerned about possible exposure to STDs. I’m embarrassed to talk to my doctor about testing – he has been my doctor since I was a child. Is it possible to get anonymous STD testing elsewhere?

L. Ellis

Memphis, Tennessee

A: It’s not a bad idea to get tested. Any sexually-active person should be tested on a regular basis, especially if they have been with multiple partners. A lot of people don’t want to talk to their personal doctor about STDs, as it can be tough to talk about sexual matters with a physician that has known you for so many years. Fortunately, you can seek anonymous testing with relative ease.

All you need to do is contact About My Health. We will arrange for anonymous testing at one of our private collection facilities. You won’t have to worry about any paperwork or invasive questionnaires – we strive to protect your privacy at every point of the testing process. You can be screened for a variety of STDs, including HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea. Testing is performed in a timely manner at a discreet location and your results will be available in a matter of days.