The ups and downs of Lockdowns and STI/STD Testing in Australia.
Well as you might expect in Australia, on one hand, STI testing is down as there is less social contact taking place. On the other hand, STI rapid testing is up as people look to convenience in a lock-down situation. Rapid STI test kits give users the ability to test at home in a few minutes without needing to leave home. Chlamydia is as always the most common STI/STD that gets peoples attention, normally due to urinary tract infection type symptoms such as pain or burning sensation when urinating. Syphilis is also a very common testing requirement that is carried out using a small blood sample collected via a spring-loaded lancet, very much like a blood sugar test. Results for Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and HIV are all available and give results within a few minutes.