Sexually Transmitted Infections
STIs demand our attention
STIs in the U.S. reached an all-time high for the 6th consecutive year with 26.2 million new cases, resulting in 1 in 5 people in the US having an STI.1 This case volume is further complicated by the fact that many STIs present similar symptoms but require different treatments. This diagnostic challenge poses a serious threat to women’s health: upper genital tract infections, infertility, chronic pelvic pain, cervical cancer, and chronic infection with hepatitis viruses and HIV are just a few of the long-term implications of an untreated or persistent STI.2
Better testing protects individuals and communities
- Along with increased risk of serious complications, asymptomatic STIs increase the potential for sustained transmission in the community. Screening is a crucial measure for public as well as individual health.3
- Because STI incidence is highest among adolescents and young adults, screening efforts focus on women between the age of 15-24 who identify as being sexually active.4
- The CDC recommends Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT) as the preferred method for accurate screening of patients.2,5,6
Our broad array of highly sensitive NAATs lead the market in accurate detection of pathogens that are associated with STIs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, mycoplasma genitalium and herpes simplex virus.