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New STD Testing App Released in California

A new app designed by Planned Parenthood has been released in California to allow users to discreetly test for two of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to a report from NPR. Currently, any California resident over the age of 16 can use the app to purchase an STD kit for $149 that is mailed to the individual directly. After submitting a urine sample through the provided pre-paid return package, users receive their test results sent through the app in just days after mailing their sample. If any results come back positive, the app has an feature that allows users to request a prescription through Planned Parenthood or schedule an appointment for in-office antibiotic treatment. If this pilot project can expand beyond these initial stages it could significantly help protect young men and women across the country from two dangerous, common, yet often symptomless STDs.

 

Read the article published by NPR.