Went For Gold, May Be Bringing Home Gonorrhea: Free STD Tests for Olympic Athletes

The access-restricted, campus-like Rio Olympic Village and the sheer amount of physically chiseled bodies certainly could have been more than enough reason for Olympic athletes to hook-up. They went to Rio for gold or silver, but may have brought home gonorrhea or syphilis.

At STDcheck.com, we are offering all 2016 Team USA Olympic athletes our 10-Test STD panel (with our HIV RNA Early Detection test) for FREE.

We know that 450,000 condoms were distributed at this year’s Olympic Village in Rio and that 9 million were distributed in Rio altogether,” Fiyyaz Pirani, CEO of STDcheck.com, said. “But we also know that sometimes people forego condoms; and that even if they are used, condoms do not prevent all sexually transmitted infections from spreading.”

This 10-Test Panel with HIV RNA Early Detection is a $349 package being offered at no cost to the 2016 U.S. Olympians. This test package detects for the following 10 sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes-1 (HSV-1), herpes-2 (HSV-2), HIV Type-1, HIV Type-2, hepatitis A, B and C, and syphilis. The HIV RNA test included in the test panel detects the virus’s genetic material as early as 9-11 days post-exposure.

Returning Olympians are encouraged to get tested once the incubation for each of the aforementioned STDs has passed prior to testing to ensure their results are accurate.

There is nothing to be embarrassed about in terms of getting tested for STDs. A small blood sample and a urine sample are all that is needed for the test panel.

View our press release here.

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Author: Nick Corlis

Nick Corlis is a writer, marketer, and designer. He graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, with a degree in Digital Communications. Nick is proud to be able to help eliminate the stigma of STD testing through his writing and is always trying to advocate the importance of your sexual health. Before STDcheck, his favorite way to develop his writing skills was by accepting various writing jobs in college and maintaining multiple blogs. Nick wears many hats here at STDcheck, but specifically enjoys writing accurate, well-researched content that is not only informative and relatable but sometimes also contains memes. When not writing, Nick likes to race cars and go-karts, eat Japanese food, and play games on his computer.