The Violet Kit
STI Testing From Home
A few extra notes:
Violet Kits are provided free of cost. They are only available to people under the age of 26, and for those living in Maryland.
If you have fever or strong pain in your stomach and/or genital area, see a doctor as soon as possible, rather than waiting for Violet Kit results. Those symptoms could mean something more serious, and you could need faster treatment from a doctor.
Once you swab yourself with the Violet Kit swab, the swab is good for 30 days in the liquid tube. After 30 days of the swab in the liquid, the test won't be valid anymore. If you're ever unsure, just call or text Violet anonymously: (443) 267-7765
If your partner needs a kit, you can help order them one, but we need their contact information, not yours! This is just for medical and legal reasons.
Mail to lab.
Collect samples (swab your mouth, vagina, penis, or anus) following the instructions in the package (everything you need is included in the package). An envelope is included in the package that is already addressed to the lab and paid for. Just drop it off in a blue USPS mailbox.
Receive results online.
In 7 days, you will be notified by Violet and you will be able to log into a secure platform to review your test results. If you test positive for anything, or would like to speak to a provider in general, you will be set up with a virtual visit with a provider and Violet will help link you to care!
Watch this video to learn how the Violet Kit works.
Am I at risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections?
These series of questions will help determine if you may be at risk of STIs. It's always better to just get tested, so that you can get free treatment and stay healthy! Having an STI is not the end of the world, as long as you test and get treated.
This quiz will also recommend a test kit to you.