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Many people do not know they have chlamydia or gonorrhea until they get tested. The FREE I Know Alameda home test kit program is a simple and confidential way for young women, girls, transmen, and any person with a vagina to test for chlamydia and gonorrhea in the privacy of their own home—or wherever they feel comfortable!
When do I need sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing?
In accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is recommended that sexually active women and transmen, under age 25, be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea every year. CDC also recommends getting tested for sexually transmitted infections if you have:
- symptoms of an STI
- a new sex partner since your last STI screening
- more than one sex partner
- a sex partner who has more than one sex partner
Attention: If you are experiencing STI symptoms, do not order an I Know Alameda home test kit. Instead, contact your health care provider or visit I Know Alameda: Testing and Treatment to locate an in-person testing site.
How do I order a home test kit?
To order a free home test kit for chlamydia and gonorrhea, complete the I Know Alameda: Home Test Kit Order Form or call us at +1-510-268-2110.
How will I receive the home test kit?
The home test kit will be mailed to you at an address of your choice (e.g., your home, a friend's home, your work)— you decide where. You will receive the home test kit in a plain white envelop within 3-5 days after placing your order.
How do I use the home test kit?
To use the home test kit, you swirl the cotton swab in your vagina for several seconds, place the swab in the tube, and mail it back in the pre-paid envelope provided—the postage is already paid! For more details, visit I Know Alameda: Testing Instructions.
How do I get my test results?
To get your confidential test results, login to the I Know Alameda: Test Results or by phone one week after mailing back the kit. If you need STI treatment, visit I Know Alameda: Care Near You to find with free or low cost treatment. For more details, visit I Know Alameda: Getting Your Results.