An at-home self-collection kit to discreetly screen 8 commonly acquired STIs in men that present no noticeable symptoms and require annual testing. When left undetected or untreated, these conditions pave the way to serious health complications
This test uses advanced technologies to screen for common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affecting men
before the onset of related health complications. It helps to rule out the possibility of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea,
Syphilis, HSV 1, HSV 2, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Trichomoniasis infection using real-time PCR technology and Yeast
infection using microscopy technology in the genital or urinary tract
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis, common
among young sexually active individuals between 15-24 years of age. It spreads through vaginal, oral, or
anal sex with an infected individual and often shows no symptoms. Undetected or untreated Chlamydia can
lead to fever, pelvic pain, and increased risk of infertility as well as HIV. However, it is curable if
detected at an initial stage.
Gonorrhea is also prevalent among young sexually active individuals between 15-24 years of age. It is a bacterial
infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae and targets your throat, genitals, and rectum. Like most STDs, it spreads
through sexual contact with an infected individual. If not treated on time, it can lead to epididymitis, with an
increased risk of infertility and HIV.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. It starts as a painless sore
around the penis, rectum, or mouth and advances in 4 stages - primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary. Each stage
presents different symptoms that eventually lead to life-threatening complications like organ failure and increased
risk for HIV. Syphilis is easily curable, given the treatment starts at the right time.
HSV 1, commonly known as oral herpes, is caused due to infection with Herpes Simplex Virus. A highly contagious and
more prevalent form of herpes, HSV 1 spreads via oral-to-oral contact. However, it can also lead to genital herpes
through oral sex with infected males or females. Common symptoms include pain, itching, burning & appearance of
painful blisters around the mouth/penis. There is no cure for HSV 1, but medication can control outbreaks and
infections in other body parts
HSV 2, or genital herpes, is less common than HSV 1 but equally widespread. Also caused due to infection with Herpes
Simplex Virus, HSV 2 spreads exclusively through sexual contact. Symptoms can manifest between days to years and, in
some cases, may go completely unnoticed. Infection with HSV 2 can cause pain, itching, burning & formation of painful
blisters around the genital area. Like HSV 1, HSV 2 has no cure, but medication can control outbreaks and infections
in other body parts.
Another bacterial infection on our list is Mycoplasma genitalium. Like others, this sexually transmitted disease also
spreads through oral, vaginal, or anal sex with infected individuals. Mycoplasma genitalium is not always symptomatic;
therefore, it may easily go undetected or untreated. A man infected with this infection may experience watery
discharge from the penis and a burning or stinging pain while urinating. Mycoplasma genitalium is curable, but if not
treated on time can lead to urethritis (inflammation of the urethra).
Trichomoniasis is a parasitic infection caused by Trichomonas vaginalis. 70% of infected men rarely present symptoms.
Therefore, they can easily pass it on to their partners through vaginal sex. In a few cases where symptoms appear, a
man can experience itching & irritation around the penis, a burning sensation after ejaculation or urination, and
watery discharge. Trichomoniasis is curable, but when left undetected or untreated, increases your risk for HIV.
Unlike popular opinion, yeast infections affect men too. Also known as Candidiasis, yeast is a fungal infection
caused by Candida albicans. Men can get it through oral, vaginal, or anal sex with an infected individual, eventually
leading to balanitis - inflammation of the penile foreskin. Less severe symptoms include redness, soreness, swelling,
and the appearance of white, shiny patches at the top of the penis. However, these symptoms may not always appear.
Like bacterial STDs, yeast infection is curable through antifungal treatment.
6% of the adult Indian population suffers from one or more sexually transmitted diseases/infections. And with the population expanding at a staggering rate, STDs might become the next big health challenge for India
STDs Are Widespread
According to WHO, 1 million people acquire an STI every day! And this number goes up to 374 million/year for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, and Trichomoniasis. But the surprising part is that the majority will never know!
STDs often show no noticeable symptoms and go undetected or untreated. The only way to rule out its possibility is through regular testing and screening.
CDC recommends every sexually active individual undergo a screening test for STDs at least once a year!
Decode Your Symptoms
The majority of symptoms in males infected with STDs never appear. But when they show up, these symptoms tend to overlap and point toward more than one infection.
Therefore, a screening test can help you get definite answers about your sexual health & well-being, especially if you are experiencing:
Unusual penile discharge
Itching/soreness/bleeding around the anus
Itching/redness/sores/warts around the genital area
STDs are curable, treatable, or at least manageable when detected on time. But when neglected, the consequences are far worse than the symptoms!
When not detected and treated on time, STDs directly impact your sexual and reproductive health causing infertility, PIDs (pelvic inflammatory diseases), and life-threatening complications like organ failure or HIV.
So if you practice unprotected sex, have multiple sex partners, or just became sexually active, tracking your sexual health for possible STDs is necessary!
STD-male test offers insights into your sexual health & well-being by helping you to understand whether you have been infected with Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HSV 1 & 2, Mycoplasma Genitalium, Yeast, or Trichomoniasis
A negative test indicates no infection at the time of the test. However, it is crucial to ensure your sexual well-being no matter how healthy you feel and take the test yearly as recommended by CDC. Most STDs are curable when detected on time, making regular screening a must!
A positive test indicates the presence of active infection. Most STDs are curable with timely treatment. If left untreated, these infections can lead to various health issues such as PID, Infertility, organ failure etc.
If your results are positive, you can:
Speak to our Health Expert:
Get in touch with our in-house Health Expert to get guidance on possible treatment and the best way forward.
Treatment: Most STDs are curable, given the treatment starts on time. Consult your physician to get guidance on appropriate treatment for your condition.
Repeat Testing: Take a test again once you have completed the course of your treatment.
Partner Testing: Your partner(s) should get tested and treated for STDs in order to avoid reinfection.
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How Does It Work?
Order Your Test Online
Order your kit online
Collect your sample from the comfort of your home and mail it to our certified lab with prepaid shipping
Receive Digital Results
Within 3 days you'll receive expert-reviewed results with useful insights on your personalised dashboard
Schedule a virtual consultation with our medical experts to understand your results better
Digital Results - Your Smart Report
Customised Dashboard Experience:
Along with an interactive and user-friendly experience, we also offer you complete test insights in the form of smart reports
Empowering you with the right information, our SMART reports are:
Easy to understand
We want you to understand the logic and science behind what we do. Your report goes beyond the numbers ad is crafted in a way to help you visualize and comprehend the why, what, and how, as well as the next steps
Advice from experts:
We understand the importance of expert advice at the right time. That is why we don't just share your results and leave it at that. Our in-house team of medical experts interprets any out-of-range results and offers tailored advice
Why Choose LifeCell?
NABL & CAP Certified
Our labs are NABL and CAP certified. This means they have to meet high testing standards
and submit themselves to regular inspections
Privacy & Confidentiality
Your privacy is our priority. We use state-of-the-art technology to ensure your data is
stored securely, and under no circumstance do we ever sell your data
Experts Reviewed Results
All our tests are medically reviewed and approved by our certified medical experts
RT-PCR-based detection verifies an active STI infection by detecting the DNA from the
clinical specimens, unlike serological methods that target antibodies
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Wish To Know More?
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections spread from an infected individual to their
sexual partner during oral, vaginal, and anal sex or through any other form of sexual activity.
STDs or STIs are usually symptomless and go undetected, paving the way for severe long-term and
life-threatening complications. Some of these infections are curable when detected early,
including chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea. Other STIs like genital or oral herpes can't be
cured, but their symptoms can be managed/controlled with medication.
STIs or sexually transmitted infections occur when sexually transmitted micro-organisms like
bacteria, viruses, and several other microbes enter an individual's body and start to multiply.
Whereas STDs or sexually transmitted diseases occur as a result of STIs as the symptoms start to
show up. Both terms are used interchangeably, except when we talk about screening, where using
STI is an accurate choice.
Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread. According to WHO, nearly 1 million people acquire
a sexually transmitted infection every day! And this number goes up to 374 million per year for
common STDs/STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and trichomoniasis.
Although most sexually transmitted infections never show any symptoms, there are a few cases
where they show up. Sexually active men should watch out for signs or symptoms that are
indicative of a possible infection, including:
- Unusual penile discharge
- Itching/soreness/bleeding around the anus
- Itching/redness/sores/warts around the genital area
- Painful ejaculation/urination
- Blisters or sores in/around the mouth
- Abdominal pain
Sexually transmitted infections can be transmitted from one person to another through oral,
vaginal, or anal sex.
If neglected and left undetected for a long time, sexually transmitted infections can have
serious effects on a man’s reproductive and sexual health, leading to the complications
-Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases
-Chronic pelvic pain
-Urethritis or inflammation of the urethra
-Increased risk for HIV and much more!
Any sexually active person is at risk for developing a sexually transmitted infection.
However, the risk is always higher for individuals with multiple sexual partners or those who
practice unprotected sex.
STI Testing can be an extremely personal and sensitive topic for anyone to discuss.
Therefore, there's a high chance that people around you are getting tested without mentioning
it to you. It is always a good idea to not let external factors or opinions dictate the
course of your sexual health and to get tested regularly.
Yes. You or your partner can have an untreated or undiagnosed STI even if you have been in a
long-term monogamous relationship. Sometimes, symptoms can even take years before they
Definitely! Any individual who is sexually active can and should take the STD-male test.
In the majority of cases, sexually transmitted infections remain symptomless. Therefore, any
sexually active person should not rely on symptoms to indicate infection with a possible
STD/STI. Bacterial STIs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, yeast infection, etc., are curable.
Whereas infection with HSV 1 or HSV 2 can't be eliminated completely.
The test uses advanced technologies to screen for common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
affecting men before the onset of related health complications. It helps to rule out the
possibility of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HSV 1, HSV 2, Mycoplasma genitalium, and
Trichomoniasis infection using PCR technology and Yeast infection using microscopy technology
in the genital or urinary tract.
Studies suggest that 6% of the adult population in India has an active STI infection at any
given point in time. And in most cases, symptoms never show up! Therefore, the probability of
any sexually active individual contracting an STI remains high. The only way to rule out the
possibility of an STI is through regular screening.
As per CDC (Center for disease control), every sexually active individual should get tested
for STDs/STIs regularly.
• All sexually active men should get tested for Gonorrhea & Chlamydia at least once a
• People with multiple or anonymous partners should get tested every 3 to 6 months.
If you order this at-home testing kit, your sample will arrive at LifeCell laboratories for
processing. LifeCell is a CAP and NABL-accredited lab in India. Our screening would evaluate
the sample processing at its highest level of accreditations.
Serological methods aren't a reliable way to screen for an active STI infection as they
detect antibodies to confirm the same, which may be present due to previous exposure
highlighting a previous exposure to the infection. Our advanced STD-Male kit uses
RT-PCR-based detection to verify an active infection by detecting the DNA from the clinical
specimens, making the results reliable and accurate!
Yes, the expiration date of the kit is marked on the box and it may vary for each kit.
The kit will be delivered in plain, discreet packaging and will not mention what's inside.
You will also receive a similar plain and discreet return shipping bag to maintain complete
Yes, it is always a good idea for couples to test themselves for sexually transmitted
infections simultaneously, avoiding the chances of possible reinfection. However, this kit
can only screen or test one male at a time. If your partner wishes to get tested, they can
order an STD-Male or STD-Female kit separately.
Click here to watch our sample collection video and learn how to collect a
urine sample from the comfort of your home.
After the sample collection, pack the collection tube in a biohazard bag and then place it
inside the kit box. You can keep the kit containing the sample at room temperature. The next
step is to log in to your dashboard and schedule an at-home sample pick-up. You can arrange a
same-day pick-up (Monday- Saturday) before 11:00 AM.
Since weekend shipping is not operated by our logistics partner, the sample will take more
time to reach us. Hence we suggest that you plan your collection between Monday through
If you are unable to collect your sample on the day your kit arrives, ensure to store it at
room temperature. We recommend you keep it in a place that doesn't escape your sight so that
you remember to collect your sample timely. As soon as you collect your sample, make a
dispatch request and continue to keep the kit at room temperature.
Yes, LifeCell provides you with a sample pick-up service. Login to your dashboard and
schedule an at-home sample pick-up once you have successfully collected your sample. You can
also arrange a same-day pick-up (Monday- Saturday) before 11:00 AM.
You will receive your STD Test - Male report within 3 working days after the sample reaches
You can access and download your STD Test - Male report anytime & anywhere by logging in to
your dashboard using your credentials.
Apart from LifeCell, no one will have access to your results. Only you can access your
personalized dashboard and view or download your report.
The STD-male test covers a panel of 8 commonly contracted sexually transmitted diseases in
men. It offers insights into your sexual health & well-being by helping you to understand
whether you have been infected with Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis, HSV 1 & 2, Mycoplasma
Genitalium, Yeast, or Trichomoniasis.
Positive Result: A positive test indicates the presence of active infection. Most
STDs are curable with timely treatment. If left untreated, these infections can lead to
various health issues such as PID, Infertility, organ failure, etc.
Negative Result: A negative test indicates no infection at the time of the test.
However, it is crucial to ensure your sexual well-being no matter how healthy you feel and
take the test yearly as recommended by CDC. Most STDs are curable when
detected on time, making regular screening a must!
If your results are positive, you can:
• Get in touch with our in-house Health Expert to get guidance on possible treatment and the
best way forward.
• Consult your physician to get guidance on appropriate treatment for your condition.
• Take a test again once you have completed the course of your treatment.
• Get your partner tested and treated for STDs in order to avoid reinfection.
Reinfection after treatment is possible for anyone who comes into sexual contact with an
infected person. Ensure that your partner is also tested and treated for possible infections
simultaneously. As per CDC, you and your partner should take a retest 3 months following a
positive diagnosis to reduce the chances of reinfection.
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