For the first time, the FDA authorized an at-home test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Americans will no longer have to visit a doctor’s office to get tested. The two most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US, gonorrhea and chlamydia tests have until now only been available through a healthcare provider. Both infections are curable but can cause serious health problems if left undetected. The new test, called the Simple 2 Test, is manufactured by LetsGetChecked. It allows people to collect a sample at home and send it to a laboratory. Results are available online, and patients can discuss a positive result with a healthcare provider. The test is available over the counter and is intended for adults aged 18 and older.
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