HIV Test Sales Record on Day of Sheen's HIV-Positive Announcement
Nov 23, 2015
STDcheck.com, a top provider of private and affordable online STD testing, had a record-breaking HIV test sales day upon actor Charlie Sheen revealing his HIV-positive status on NBC's "Today" show last Tuesday.
"Thus far, our record-breaking days have always been on a Monday following popular weekends or holidays, and none of them have ever been as large as the surge we saw on November 17," Fiyyaz Pirani, founder and CEO of STDcheck.com, said. "We've ran the numbers over and over and we can't find any other rhyme or reason behind why on a Tuesday our testing sales would rise the way they did other than it being the same day Charlie Sheen made his announcement to the media. It can't just be a coincidence."
STDcheck saw a near 70 percent increase in sales volume on Tuesday, November 17, compared to the company's average Tuesday sales. Their hike in HIV testing and all-inclusive STD testing sales has another interesting connection to Sheen's broadcast.
"A huge number of our test sales on Tuesday were in Los Angeles and its surrounding area," Pirani said. "Of course, whether our customers there were individuals who slept with Sheen or were just motivated to get tested in lieu of learning his status, we'll never know. Regardless of why, Charlie Sheen clearly brought awareness to HIV and HIV testing."
HIV testing with STDcheck.com requires a very small blood sample, and the lab results are available in 24 to 48 hours. In addition to their HIV antibody test, the company offers an HIV RNA test that can detect HIV earlier than conventional testing; it can be given 9-11 days after exposure. Many test buyers last Tuesday purchased the 10-Test Panel, which evaluates for 10 sexually transmitted infections and diseases, including HIV types 1 and 2.
STDcheck.com provides fast, private and affordable STD testing online. Users avoid an awkward or uncomfortable situation by ordering their test or tests on STDcheck.com then visiting one of more than 4,000 convenient testing centers nationwide. Patients receive their results in just one to two days– all without setting foot in a doctor's office. You can rely on the assistance of our trained health counselors to help you get started, and if you test positive, we offer a free consultation from one of our physicians to explain your results, answer your questions, and discuss treatment and what's next. Get peace of mind; learn your STD status today. Visit us online at STDcheck.com or call us at 1-800-456-2323.