Washington DC participants will pay $3.66 to mail swab(s) back for testing. Return postage is prepaid for all other participants.

IWTK stands for I Want The Kit.

1. You create an account using your email address and a secure password that you choose.

2. The kit is mailed directly to you.

3. You use the swab(s) in the kit to collect a vaginal, penile, and/or rectal sample by following the easy directions.

 4. You fill out the top half of the yellow Contact Form, included in your supplies, with the required information.

5. You mail your swab(s) and the yellow Contact Form to our laboratory at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD using the pre-addressed white cardboard mailer.

6. For swab specimens that are delayed during mailing to our laboratory:

7. Your sample is tested for 2 common sexually transmitted infections (STIs): chlamydia and gonorrhea.

8. You get your confidential test results within 2 weeks by logging into the website using your username and password.

9. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that a person who had a sexually transmitted infection (STI) be re-tested 3 months after treatment to see if they got infected again.

Do NOT order a test kit to give to your sex partner(s). They must create an account and order their own test kit.

IMPORTANT: A "positive" test result means you are infected. Your results will be faxed to the clinic you selected during the ordering process. It is your responsibility to contact the clinic to make an appointment and arrange for treatment. Clinics see patients on various days and times, so you should contact the clinic directly to find out when you can go to receive antibiotics for treatment of your infection, the fees that may be charged, and what additional testing (i.e. HIV testing, syphilis testing) may be required to receive treatment.
ALASKA residents: Within two (2) weeks of mailing the kit to the laboratory, you can call the toll-free number at ANTHC (provided in your kit) to get your results. Or if you provided an email and/or phone number, a nurse will contact you to give you your results. If you test positive for chlamydia or gonorrhea, the nurse will work with you to find the best way to get you treated.

Examples of the kit:

'Penile Kit Only' contents shown below:

If you select to receive a rectal kit with your penile kit, you will receive two swabs.

'Vaginal Kit Only' contents shown below:

If you select to receive a rectal kit with your vaginal kit, you will receive two swabs.


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