2013 NOV 4 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- Online STD testing service, STDcheck.com is revolutionizing the HIV screening process with their new, 4th generation FDA-approved Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) test. This exclusive test detects the virus in blood plasma 9 to 11 days after exposure (see also STDcheck.com).
This new HIV testing technique provides faster and more accurate results than previous testing methods, which take up to 30 days or more to measure antibody levels in the blood and don't confirm the presence of the actual virus.
"This new methodology allows us to detect HIV quickly. Faster detection means less time between exposure to HIV and treatment, which can stop its spread and save lives," Fiyyaz Pirani, founder and CEO of STDcheck.com said in his Houston, Texas office today.
STDcheck.com is currently the only online STD testing service in the United States with 100% FDA-approved test panels and the cutting edge HIV RNA test.
"By offering this test, we are empowering everyone to determine their HIV status as soon as possible so they can begin treatment before the disease has a chance to progress into AIDS," Pirani said.
Pirani emphasized that though there is no cure for HIV, discovering the presence of the disease earlier makes it possible to delay the onset of AIDS through treatment with antiretroviral medications.
"The HIV RNA test monitors the viral load to allow diagnosis during the seroconversion state when antibody levels are still rising to fight off the virus. An antibody test, on the other hand, relies on those same levels of antibodies to be high enough to register the presence of the virus. Being able to detect HIV at this early stage is crucial and we are glad to offer this opportunity to everyone," Pirani added.
Besides HIV RNA tests, STDcheck.com offers testing for the most common sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis A, B, and C, oral herpes and genital herpes.
"Our comprehensive STD test panel looks for ten of the most common diseases. The RNA HIV early detection test is available individually or as part of that comprehensive package. Results are available in 1-2 days, making our process the fastest, most accurate and discreet STD testing service on the market," Pirani noted.
All tests are available online at www.STDcheck.com or by phone at 1-800-456-2323 and our counselors are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day.
Keywords for this news article include: HIV/AIDS, Syphilis, Treatment, RNA Viruses, Retroviridae, STDcheck.com, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Primate Lentiviruses, Opportunistic Infections, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
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