New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a massive increase in sexually transmitted infections (STI) rates.

According to the CDC report, sexually transmitted infections and diseases have reached record numbers in the United States. Contributing to this trend is a lag in innovation within existing institutions, and the inability of public funding to keep up with the proportions of this epidemic.

Seeking to counter this trend is myLAB Box, which deploys a nationwide at-home testing-to-treatment service for sexual health, they introduced cutting-edge alternatives to traditional care.

“Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, myLAB Box has taken extra effort to keep people safe,” says Lora Miro, CMO and Co-Founder of myLAB Box. “It is clear that people need to test and treat faster to keep up with the spread of infections. These recent numbers make it clear that, now more than ever, we all need to take a serious look at our sexual health and explore innovative solutions.”

Consumers are falling behind on regular checkups and missing the opportunity to take comprehensive care of their health. The National Coalition of STD Directors released a statement calling out the Fiscal Year 2023 budget for only providing flat funding for STI prevention, which disregards the CDC warning of upward-trending STIs. They also called for additional funding.

“Additional government funding alone will not provide sufficient ammunition to combat this STI epidemic,” says Miro. “Healthcare enterprises and entrepreneurs need to step in with radical innovation to make up for shortcomings. Established institutions need to embrace and support those efforts. Together, we all stand a chance at reversing a systemic failure of both traditional healthcare institutions and education. While the nation seems to be spiraling into another STI crisis, at-home testing can make a real difference.”

With myLAB Box, customers as young as 14 can test at home without restrictions. Additionally, myLAB Box offers a wide assortment of testing options.