Preventing the spread of HIV starts with early detection.
LifeSaver has spent over eight years developing the technology that went into the creation of our line of STIK® products. We realized the necessity for the public to be able to purchase an Over the Counter (OTC) HIV tests that can be used in the privacy of their homes. Now, instead of scheduling an appointment with a doctor or a laboratory, you will soon have the opportunity to purchase an at-home HIV test that delivers same-day results significantly cheaper than a doctor or a laboratory visit and most importantly, no needle.
Would you pay $12.99 at your drug store to find out if you have HIV?
LifeSaver STIKS® will be sold over the counter at drug stores across the country at a price ($12.99)that consumers can afford. We want our HIV test to be available at an affordable price to all people everywhere. The way we see it, with the rising costs of healthcare and because many people can’t afford insurance or doctors’ visits, we at LifeSaver have spent years developing our products to keep the costs down for the consumer. Our goal is to help stop the spread of HIV and be part of the solution by helping those who need it most.
By determining someone’s HIV infection status as early as possible, you can help that individual access needed treatment, care and counseling, but also prevent the spread of new infections. For the first time, LifeSaver’s HIV STIK® technology has made available the ability to reach the masses using a simple, low cost test to provide immediate, on-site diagnostic results with forensic accuracy. Simply wipe the Stik® over the tongue and read the results in just two minutes. No medical professionals, trained technicians or laboratories needed. With LifeSaver’s technology, invasive and complicated blood tests are no longer needed. There is no more waiting for lab results, during which period people are subject to unacceptable anxiety or, worse, the disease is given additional time to spread and more people may be infected.
LifeSaver’s HIV STIK® requires only a small amount of saliva to detect the presence of HIV antibodies. It is the only test that positively verifies the collection of the saliva sample and the test has been completed correctly, eliminating false negatives. LifeSaver HIV STIKS® are 99.9% accurate and less expensive than any other HIV test on the market. In fact, it’s far superior to the only other test on the market to date.
LifeSaver’s HIV Stik® vs. the only competing product, OraQuick.
Although blood analysis is still the most popular way of testing for HIV, they are costly, time consuming and require drawing blood (needle). Recently, the FDA approved a saliva-based product, LifeSaver’s only competition, OraQuick Advanced Rapid HIV Test ($58.99 Wal-Mart vs. LifeSaver $12.99). For the OraQuick test, the user is required to wipe a treated swab along the gums for two (2) full minutes (LifeSaver, 2 seconds). The OraQuick swab is then placed in a special testing device, which analyzes the sample and displays the results in 20-40 minutes (LifeSaver, 2 minutes). LifeSaver HIV Stiks® are faster, more accurate, easier, and less expensive than OraQuick.
LifeSaver HIV Stik® Advantages
- LifeSaverhas simple, easy-to-use instructions featuring a (+)or (-) sign that anyone can understand.
- LifeSaver has a faster collection rate (2 seconds vs. 2 full minutes of collection for OraQuick).
- A small amount of saliva is all that is necessary “As easy as licking a stamp”
- LifeSaverhas a faster read time (2 minutes vs. 20- 40 minutes).
- LifeSaveris $12.99 to the public vs. OraQuick $58.99.
- LifeSaver guarantees accurate results.
- LifeSaver has superior packaging and higher resistance to humidity and heat up to 100 F.
- LifeSaver guarantees 2 years shelf life.
- LifeSaver is the only test that positively verifies the collection of the sample and that the test has been completed correctly eliminating false negatives.
How We Will Use Your Pledge:
Your pledge will help bring LifeSaver’s HIV STIK® to market. We may have spent over 8 years in R&D to get this far, but we still need your help to cross the finish line and get this product into the hands of consumers everywhere and that also means you. We have tested the STIK® and the device is phenomenally effective. (Our STIKS® have a two-year shelf life and, again, they provide 99.9% accuracy at a cost of $12.95.)
We will only use US laboratories and materials to produce or products.
All materials used are FDA certified.
Every dollar of your contribution will go to:
- Production Costs
- Legal fees for Patents (14 new patents to be filed in the US and 100 countries worldwide)
- Distribution Channel Marketing
Everyone at LifeSaver believes in positively affecting the communities we are a part of while providing the same efforts on a global level. We can’t do this alone. We need you!
While we’ll launch with the HIV STIK® we want to release additional STIKS® in 2013, including those to test for Drugs of Abuse, Pregnancy, Alcohol, STDs, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Cholesterol and more. We have tested this technology extensively and are ready to go! We just need your help to do our first run and file 14 new patents worldwide.
Be a part of our mission of “Saving Precious Lives” with our HIV STIK® and be a true LifeSaver!
Team on This Campaign:
Director of Sales & Marketing