HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- STDcheck.com, a nationwide provider of confidential, affordable STD testing, is offering U.S. Olympic athletes free 10-test STD panels upon their return home from the Rio Olympic Village.
"We know that 450,000 condoms were distributed at this year's Olympic Village in Rio and that 9 million were distributed in Rio altogether," Fiyyaz Pirani, CEO of STDcheck.com, said. "But we also know that sometimes people forego condoms; and that even if they are used, condoms do not prevent all sexually transmitted infections from spreading."
STDcheck.com's 10-Test Panel with HIV RNA Early Detection is the $349 package being offered at no cost to the 2016 U.S. Olympians. This test package detects for the following 10 sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes-1 (HSV-1), herpes-2 (HSV-2), HIV Type-1, HIV Type-2, hepatitis A, B and C, and syphilis. The HIV RNA test included in the test panel detects the virus's genetic material as early as 9-11 days post-exposure.
Returning Olympians are encouraged to get tested once the incubation for each of the aforementioned STDs has passed prior to testing to ensure their results are accurate.
There is nothing to be embarrassed about in terms of getting tested for STDs. A small blood sample and a urine sample are all that is needed for the test panel.
The access-restricted, campus-like Rio Olympic Village and the sheer amount of physically chiseled bodies certainly could have been more than enough reason for athletes to hook-up. They went to Rio for gold or silver, but may have brought home gonorrhea or syphilis.
STDcheck.com provides fast, private and affordable STD testing online. Users avoid an awkward or uncomfortable situation by ordering their test or tests on STDcheck.com then visiting one of more than 4,000 convenient testing centers nationwide. Patients receive their results in just one to two days– all without setting foot in a doctor's office. You can rely on the assistance of our trained care advisors to help you get started, and if you test positive, we offer a free consultation from one of our physicians to explain your results, answer your questions, and discuss treatment and what's next. Get peace of mind; learn your STD status today. Visit us online at STDcheck.com or call us at 1-800-456-2323.