This post is sponsored by Nurx, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
It’s been three years since I moved into Atwater Village. It’s hard to believe! I found my apartment, my doctor, my dentist, my local coffeeshop(seriously important), but there are things I still haven’t found–like an OB/GYN. My previous doctor is located across town. Adding traffic and commute time into an already unfun exam makes me dread making an appointment.
Well, sometimes when you wait long enough things just sort themselves out. Now I can skip the stirrups and test myself at home!
January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month, and Nurx.com has just released an HPV Home Screening Kit. For women over 30 like myself, it’s recommended to get a pap smear every 3 years OR you can test yourself every 5 years with an HPV Home Screening Kit. Nurx doesn’t replace the need to see your doctor, but it is a very convenient preventative measure to help you take control of your health.
This kit is super easy to use. The instructions are laid out clearly and everything is simple, straightforward, and clearly labelled. After you collect your sample, it goes into the tube above and then in this bag. Nurx provides a pre-addressed mailing envelope for everything. You pop it in the mail and voila! Done.
So, what’s HPV?
● 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.
● Most men and women are infected with HPV at some point in their lives (80 percent of sexually active people) while most are unaware they have the virus.
● Every year, HPV causes nearly 34,000 new cervical cancer diagnoses
The good news? Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. By getting tested early, you can significantly decrease your risk of developing cervical cancer.
As a bartender, I didn’t have health insurance for YEARS. I love this kit because it’s quick, easy, convenient, and most of all, afforable. It’s only $69 without insurance. No appointment, no traffic, no embarassing exam. With insurance, the price comes down to $15.
Go to Nurx.com to order your Home HPV Screening Kit (plus a little piece of mind) today. You can also download the Nurx App to your phone and order from there!
Want to see an unboxing of the kit? Watch my video below. I think you’ll see why I’m so excited to be able to test at home and skip the stirrups!