In honor of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings in a rapid, discreet and affordable way, will reduce the price of their HIV-1 abs test.
Online PR News – 29-June-2011 – – CLEVELAND (Request A Test) June 22, 2011 – In honor of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings in a rapid, discreet and affordable way, will reduce the price of their HIV-1 abs test. National HIV Testing Day, which officially takes place June 27th, is coordinated each year by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA), whose mission is to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.”
“To support National HIV Testing Day, Request A Test is offering our HIV-1 abs test at a $20 discount from Saturday June 25th through Monday, June 27th,” says Noelle Perez, President of Request A Test. “We’ve lowered our regular price from $59 to $39 to encourage people who feel they may be at risk to come out and get informed about their HIV status, which is not only the most important part of preventing the spread of the disease, but also in catching it early to take charge of one’s health.”
Current estimates indicate that over one million people are living with HIV in the United States. More alarmingly, it is believed that one in five infected with the disease is unaware of his or her infection. Certain demographics and regions are still disproportionately impacted.
“We are seeing a trend of states wanting to enact regulation that requires certain demographics, particularly age ranges, where HIV testing should be offered voluntarily as part of routine health care,” says Perez.
Until then, the support of organizations such as NAPWA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS.gov and various independent organizations such as Request A Test will be vital in the cause to promote awareness and education to mitigate the spread of HIV.
Beyond HIV infection, sexually transmitted diseases of all kinds continue to be a major public health challenge. The CDC estimates that there are approximately 19 million new STD infections in the United States alone each year. Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are especially vulnerable, accounting for almost half of all new infections. Many infections have no symptoms, meaning they go undiagnosed and untreated, often leading to severe health consequences, especially for women. Regular STD testing, treatment and awareness are the best defenses against continued spread.
To inquire about this news release or receive more information regarding Request A Test’s services, please call 1-888-732-2348 or visit their website.