Home HIV Test Kits Now Available to Members of Online Dating Websites
Status-Negative is one of the first companies to offer convenient, at-home self testing kits for HIV and Hepatitis C, with the goal of promoting good health and empowering responsible dating for singles in America. The company is partnering with online dating websites to provide easy access to test kits and to objectively verify negative test results.
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
According to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the incidence rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is higher among singles seeking relationships via the internet than among singles who meet partners offline. Online dating websites continue to gain popularity, increasing the need for an objective, reliable, and broadly accessible method of HIV testing.
Status-Negative answers this need by giving dating site users an easy, accurate method of establishing negative HIV status for themselves and potential romantic partners. Status-Negative’s test kits are easy to use, non-invasive, and anonymous, with users identified by a private PIN number. A small fingerstick blood sample is all that is required. This sample is mailed to a lab via an addressed, prepaid envelope contained within the kit. Within 7 days, users can view their negative test results privately at Status-Negative.com. The test kits are FDA approved and offer an accuracy rate of 99.9%–an accuracy rate equal to or higher than that of a test conducted by a physician.
In addition to providing test kits, Status-Negative acts as an objective third party to confirm negative HIV status for individuals within the online dating community, helping users make informed decisions about whom they choose to date. Members of Status-Negative who have confirmed their negative HIV status through the use of a Status-Negative at-home test kit will soon be able to display this status on their dating site profiles and authorize potential romantic partners to view a verification of this status at Status-Negative.com. After a test, negative results are posted at Status-Negative.com for 90 days. Members will automatically retest at that time to reconfirm negative status. Status-Negative.com allows members to order once and receive an entire year’s worth of HIV testing supplies and negative results verification on their secure member pages.
Status-Negative is fully HIPAA compliant and retains member information in a secure, double-encrypted storage system. In addition, only negative test results are displayed on Status-Negative’s website, ensuring no sensitive medical information is made available. As a further level of security and privacy, test results are not publicly indexed or visible; an individual’s negative status cannot be viewed without first entering that individual’s unique Status-Negative member number. Learn more at Status-Negative.com.
Status-Negative is America’s Well Health Verification Company, providing objective, accurate HIV and Hepatitis C testing and negative result confirmation to the online dating community. The need for fast, accessible STD testing has never been greater, and the Status-Negative membership model allows test results to be stored and accessed with member authorization. Visit Status-Negative.com to learn more.
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