Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are spread from person to person during sex. Five of the top ten reportable diseases in the United States are STIs. If STIs are not diagnosed and treated early, they may cause serious health problems. At I Want The Kit (IWTK), we are committed to stopping the epidemic of STIs by offering the opportunity for residents of Maryland, Washington DC, and Alaska to collect samples in the privacy of their homes and mail them to our Johns Hopkins University laboratory for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing. Our laboratory is licensed by the State of Maryland and certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The IWTK process is easy: order a kit, receive the mailing, collect your samples, mail them to our lab, check your results, and get treated if you test positive.

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If you are a Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) student or a PrEP Care Anywhere (PCA) participant, please continue using the IWTK website - be sure to enter your code.


As of August 12, 2019 the testing of specimens from Alaska residents is temporarily suspended due to budgetary reasons.
 


Visit https://gettested.cdc.gov/ to find free, fast, & confidential testing.


It costs $3.66 for Maryland and Washington DC participants to mail your swab(s) back for testing.


How is your sexual health?

You might be eligible for a study.

Are you:

A male?
HIV negative?
Over 18 years old?
Having sex with men?

For more information:

Call or text 443-447-0263

Principal Investigator: Jason Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC
JH SON IRB#: IRB00132612


A Research Study of Oral HPV in Healthy Men

Johns Hopkins researchers aim to better understand how certain behaviors affect oral HPV infection rates.

Learn more at MOUTH Study

Principal Investigator: Dr. Gypsyamber D’Souza
JH SOM IRB#: IRB00119537


Maryland, Washington DC, and Alaska residents can order kits.


DO NOT order a kit to give to your sex partner.

They must create an account and order their own kit.


What are Sexually Transmitted Infections

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) - also known as STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases - are passed from person to person during sex. You cannot get STIs through casual contact.

If you think you have an STI or that you have been exposed to an STI, STOP having sex immediately until you are tested and/or treated by a healthcare provider.

If you have an STI, you are at increased risk for getting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) if you are exposed to that virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

You can order a collection kit on this website to be tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas.

You cannot get stis from:

Toilet Seats
Doorknobs
Shaking Hands
Bathtubs
Swimming Pools
Sharing Clothes
Sharing eating utensils
Non-intimate Kissing
Hugging

There are many more resources to learn about STIs and STI-related issues. There are also ways you can anonymously notify your partner of their need to get tested.