Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) April 05, 2012
According to the American Social Health Association, more than half of all Americans will have a sexually transmitted infection or disease (STI or STD) sometime in their lifetime. Many people exhibit no signs or symptoms of disease, but are still infected with chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, the human papillomavirus (HPV) or more.
In honor of Sexual Health Awareness Month, Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings, is offering discounted STI testing throughout the month of April. This discount is good for 10% off everything in their STD testing category.
Consumers follow three steps for easy and confidential online blood testing. First, they order the test online. Then, they take the test to one of the convenient labs located on the Request A Test site. Finally, they obtain their confidential results over the phone, online, by mail or fax.
“We’re happy to help in the effort to not only raise sexual health awareness but to show the significance of STI testing, even for those who are not sexually active, as it relates to the maintenance and prevention of sexually transmitted infections,” says Noelle Perez, President of Request A Test. “By offering this affordable and convenient online blood testing at a discount, we’re hoping that more people will take advantage of this private way to test for STIs without needing a doctor referral or insurance coverage.”
There are almost 19 million new STI cases a year in the United States alone. Even if you have no symptoms of an STI, you may still be infected and contagious. You do not need to be sexually active to be infected by an STI. STIs can be spread through sharing needles, un-clean tattooing or body piercing, during delivery of a baby, during breast-feeding, or in other situations where unsanitary practices may occur. Besides upon entering a new relationship, sexual health tests are often performed for a variety of purposes such as: pre-screening for life insurance, prior to employment, infertility issues or obtaining a visa for travel.
You can help promote Sexual Health Awareness Month and help protect yourself and others from STIs by ordering your test today. Take advantage of 10% off online STD testing when you enter the promo code SXHLTH10.
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 at http://requestatest.com/.
About Request A Test
Request A Test is a national lab testing service operating on the edict that knowledge is power. Dedicated to providing outstanding customer service, same-day testing, no hidden fees and an informative, easy to use website, Request A Test is partnered with two of the largest certified laboratories in the country to ensure clients receive affordable and accurate information in a high quality, professional setting.