STDAware Chicago Introduces STD Testing Strategy

Chicago, IL – Health and wellness testing firm, STDAware Chicago, announce the introduction of their strategy of offering their clients better and confidential online-based testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Clients can now simply log in from wherever they are in Chicago, make a confidential booking, visit a conveniently located testing center, and have the results emailed to them within a short period and in strict confidence.

“What are the forms or types of HIV tests and how are they supposed to work? This is one of the most frequently asked questions regarding sexually transmitted diseases,” a STDAware Chicago spokesperson said. “Another question regards the location of a good center, followed by one regarding confidentiality of testing and results. These are some of the questions that STDAware Chicago sets out to answer through providing appropriate services geared towards STD testing.”

The most common test for HIV is the antibody screening or immunoassay. It tests antibodies that a patient makes against HIV. Such a test is carried out either in a laboratory or at a testing site as a rapid test. It can be performed on oral fluid, though not saliva or blood. Blood tests find infections faster after exposure than oral fluid tests, and so do laboratory tests compared to rapid HIV tests. The rapid test, an immunoassay used for screening, produces fast results, often within thirty minutes. They use blood or oral fluids in search of antibodies to HIV. Should one occur during the window period, that period after exposure, but before a test can detect antibodies, this test may give negative results. In addition, every immunoassay returning positive results requires a follow-up test for confirmation.

There are currently two types of home HIV tests. These are the OraQuick In-home HIV test and the Home Access HIV-1. Clients are advised to ensure their chosen test enjoys approval from the FDA. The Home Access HIV-1 is a home collection kit whose process features pricking a finger to collect blood samples. This sample is sent to a licensed lab followed by the collection of results the following business day. This test is conducted anonymously. Testing positive is followed by an immediate follow-up test. The OraQuick In-Home HIV test works for patients at home. The process features swabbing of the mouth to collect oral fluid and using a kit to test it. Within twenty minutes, the results are out and testing positive calls for follow-up tests.

STDAware Chicago is located at 4801 W Peterson Ave Ste 215a in Chicago, IL (60646).

The company can be contacted via phone at (312) 248-6279 or at their website:

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Company Name: STDAware Chicago
Contact Person: Spokesperson
Phone: (312) 248-6279
Address:4801 W Peterson Ave Ste 215a
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Country: United States