Express STD Testing Now Providing Confidential STD Testing For Minors
STD testing for minors has always been an issue. Express STD Testing provides accurate testing services for all STDs. Recently, they have include STD testing for minors in the services they offer.
According to the site, “Getting tested is the only sure way to know your status. Minors have a difficult time getting tested because of the embarrassment and the fact that they have to get permission from parents. This makes it hard for them to get tested. This can promote the spread of STDs among teenagers. This is why we do our best to provide STD tests for 16 and 17 year olds with accurate and safe STD tests that do not require permission from parents.”
They also mentioned reasons why minors need permission, they said, “It is evident that teenagers might go without treatment because they do not want to get involved in uncomfortable conversations. The Guttmacher institute has been providing information about the effects of requiring parental consent when it comes STD testing. Most minors will not get the treatment they should get because they avoid this topic with parents. This is why we provide these tests to make sure that the minors can get tested and treated if they test positive.”
On whether HIPAA applies to minors, the site said, “Yes it does. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) states that everyone has the right to control the access to their personal medical information. According to the Guttmacher Institute, “When the minor has the right to consent to health care and has consented, such as when a minor has consented to treatment of an STD under a state minor consent law.” Since we adhere to HIPAA rules, your medical health information is safe with us.”
For more information about STD testing for minors, visit Express STD Testing.
For more information about Express STD Testing, contact the company here:
Express STD Testing