If you’ve read our article on STDs and itchy testicles, you know that sexually transmitted diseases frequently cause male itching.
If you have any reason to suspect that you’ve picked up some sort of STD, there’s simply no excuse not to get tested.
How to Get Tested
When it comes to getting tested for STDs, you have several options.
Home STD Tests
For years, the only way to get tested was to visit a doctor or specialized clinic. Now, thanks to the Internet, you can order STD tests online and take them in the privacy of your own home.
Visit Your Doctor
If you have good insurance and are comfortable asking your doctor for a test , this is probably the way to go. It’s relatively quick, and if your insurance covers it your out of pocket costs will most likely be zero.
Go to A Dedicated STD Clinic
You may be in a position where you can’t or don’t want to go to your regular doctor. In this case, there are numerous standalone clinics that offer a wide range of STD testing. Simply Google “STD clinic” along with your ZIP code to find places near you.
However, it’s important to know visiting these clinics will usually cost more money than going to your primary care physician.