Episode 021: How to Avoid the “Common Cold” of STDs
Did you know that millions of women are exposed to HPV every year putting them at risk for cervical cancer? What you may not know is that HPV is a primary cause of oral and throat cancer in non-smoking men. In fact, while HPV is often thought of as a women’s problem, men are being diagnosed with HPV related cancers at a higher rate than women.
You may be surprised to know that even though HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection, it is not included in standard STD testing. You may be even more surprised to know that there isn’t a test available for men to get tested for HPV. So how do you avoid the most common sexually transmitted infection when it’s not being tested for?
In this episode, I’ll share what HPV is, how you get it and why it’s of concern. I’ll share some of my personal experiences before bringing on my guest, Jennifer Solomon for a discussion about the new advances in HPV testing. For the first time, men can easily be tested for HPV and find out if they’re a carrier of the virus. Testing is confidential and highly accurate, perhaps the best part is that you can easily collect the sample in the privacy and comfort of your home.
Order a HPV home test kit and use coupon code: FertilityDeva to receive 10% off your order. You can test the oral cavity, vagina, anus or penis. For the first time, men can get tested and find out if they’re at risk for oral or throat cancer. You’ll have the option of doing the high risk test (general and identifies HPV 16, 18 and a pool of 12 other high risk viruses) or for an addition fee during the checkout process, you can do a full DNA test and find out exactly which of the strains you may be carrying.
Jennifer has over 10 years experience in the medical field serving as a Marketing and Business Development Manager. At SelfCollect, she leads their efforts in marketing, partnership and research opportunities, and new testing advancements. Her experience in educating physicians on STD’s, laboratory testing and all things HPV-related can now be shared with SelfCollect customers and partners.
SelfCollect.com is a confidential, highly accurate and affordable STD testing service you collect in the privacy and comfort of your own home. They offer testing for: High Risk HPV, Genital Warts HPV, Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, Herpes Virus I & II, Ureaplasma/Mycoplasma, Bacterial Vaginosis, Candida (Yeast) and Trichomonas. The most important tests for the certainty you need!
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