This post is sponsored by Nurx, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Take charge of your health with Nurx’s Home HPV Screening Test. Now you can check your risk for cervical cancer from the privacy and convenience of your own home. It’s easy, quick, and affordable. No more doctor’s appointments. No more waiting rooms. No more stirrups!
How I Am Taking Control of My Health
This time of the year I find myself talking a lot about goals. For 2019 I have one major goal and that is ME. Every part of me! This includes my reading goal, my physical health goal and also my general health. I am so bad about making my own health appointments but I am a pro with everyone else in my family. Recently, I was introduced to a company called Nurx. Nurx is healthcare company that provides women all over the US access to convenient, affordable and judgement-free healthcare. Nurx is perfect for a busy woman like me who often forgets to take care of their own health.
Cervical Health Awareness Month
Before we dive into how Nurx is helping me take control of my health this year I want make sure we are all aware that January is Cervical Health Awareness Month! I honestly had no idea that this was cervical health awareness month but that shouldn’t be surprising. Cervical health is not something that is talked about a lot but frankly, we need to keep the conversation going.
Did you know that HPV causes nearly 34,000 new cervical cancer diagnoses every year? HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, is the most commonly transmitted STI; nearly 80 million Americans are currently infected with HPV and 14 million people are newly infected each year. And in all of this, cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. This is not just a woman’s health issue either. Most men and women are infected with HPV at some point in their lives, while most are unaware they have the virus.
All of these HPV and Cervical Cancer statistics are news to me and that is a clear reason why we need to talk about these health issues.
Nurx just introduced a Home HPV Screening Test. With just one swab taken in the privacy and convenience of your own home, you will get better insight into your risk for cervical cancer and make better decisions about your health. As stated before cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer which gives us even more of a reason to use this screening kit. This kit will check for 14 strains of HPV that have a higher risk of leading to cervical cancer. So your results will not tell you that you have cancer but it will share if you are at risk.
Look I will be the first person to admit that I have not gotten my Pap Smears as often as I should. The Home HPV Screening Test is a great option for women 30 and over who are not getting a pap smear as often as they should. According to recently updated guidelines, an HPV test is an appropriate replacement for the pap smear.
For those without insurance, Nurx offers the kit for only $69, shipping and processing included and if you have health insurance, in most cases the cost of the kit is covered. You will only need to pay $15 for shipping and processing. A very affordable option for those with or without insurance.
What Is Included In The Home HPV Screening Test?
- An extra long q-tip
- A plastic tube
- A plastic bag
- A sticker with a barcode
- And a prepaid return envelope
Nurx Home HPV Screening Test Kit Instructions
- Download the Nurx app or visit Nurx.com
- Answer a few questions about your health and we’ll ship you a kit straight to your door.
- Hold the swab with one hand and insert the swab just like you would with a tampon.
- Gently turn the swab in a circle against the wall of your vagina for 30 seconds.
- Then drop the swab in the tube, and drop it in the bag.
- Place the bag in the pre-paid envelope, and drop it in the mail!
- Once your sample arrives, you’ll get your results from our medical team in just a few days.
- If your results are negative, this means your risk for cervical cancer is very low and do not need additional testing for another three years.
- If your results are positive, this does not mean you have cervical cancer. Our medical team will work closely with you to help figure out next steps!
See my unboxing of the Nurx Home HPV Screening Test below!
Simple enough right? To be honest, when I first downloaded the Nurx app I was a bit nervous about this whole process but it was very easy, comfortable and private. I have major anxiety issues when it comes to visiting my “lady” doctor and doing this home HPV screening test was a lot easier and carefree. Another piece of my ME 2019 goal in the books!
While Nurx’s services, like the Home HPV Screening Test, are incredibly convenient option for anyone, Nurx is especially focused on reaching women who lack access to traditional healthcare services – whether they don’t live near a medical clinic, can’t afford health care, or don’t have health insurance.
If you or anyone else you know might benefit from the Home HPV Screening Test visit the website to order your kit today.