New STD-Sharing App Helps Online Daters Get Laid…Responsibly

If we suddenly start to notice banner ads for strange creams and antidotes, we’ll start to wonder. The incentive, of course, is sex. every year, costing the U.S. Users have the ability to reveal their own information at their freedom or keep it completely anonymous, including their real name,” he said. In response, AHF removed billboards and ads mentioning Tinder. There’s hardly a parent who wouldn’t like the idea of keeping track of their kids’ vaccinations, and being able to quickly find out the date of a kid’s last Tetanus shot after he steps on a rusty nail.

Based on the requirement of response-time, real-time systems are also considered for stimulation and signal capturing. Whether you choose to share those results with a sexual partner is left to your discretion, of course. Then, it will remind you when it’s time to take one. Streicher uses a different HIPAA-compliant portal that informs patients of conditions like high blood pressure and cholesterol, but she said she does not send results likely to upset patients or cause misunderstandings. He said, “men who engage in high-risk sex with other men use the Internet as a tool for meeting sexual partners, not that meeting partners online causes high-risk sex.” But he does believe that dating apps should take better action when it comes to providing preventative information. A basic metabolic panel measures sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), magnesium, creatinine, and glucose.


Qpid.me users can access their test results online (as opposed to the usual practice of health care workers delivering results verbally) and send another person a link to their status via text message. The Professional version also has a number of additional tests including microphones, webcams, battery’s, tape drives, USB ports (USB 3.0 and 2.0), Serial ports and Parallel ports (with the use of loop back plugs). Hornet has also helped source participants for clinical trials around herpes and HPV; and when there was a gonorrhea outbreak in Los Angeles a couple years ago, they sent announcements to their users about symptoms and how to get tested. STD Preventative Vaccine Tracker Track whether or not you or a partner has been vaccinated for STDs. “[Some] undetected and untreated STDs can increase a person’s risk for HIV and cause other serious health consequences, such as infertility,” said Mary McFarlane, an acting chief in the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC. Tinder has a Health Safety page on its website, in which it discusses protection and vaccination.

Thirty-six individuals either had a new STD (n=7) or were previously known to be HIV-positive (n=29). “The experience is overall better – members place a couple drops of blood from their finger into the device, close it and the process is done. In December 2011, the company took their idea one step farther and launched Check-Mate for mobile phones. Like technology’s impact on most things, it’s a little bit of both. As STD rates rise, health experts say many people miss a golden opportunity to lower their risk of contracting an STD by simply broaching the subject with a potential partner – like when first chatting online about everything else under the sun. 3) Enter a password.

The device comes in the form of a ring which slides on to your thumb and is activated by a button. Planned Parenthood is testing the app in California as a way to help people who may be uncomfortable or incapable of visiting a doctor’s office to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea, the two most common STDs. First you collect a urine sample in a cup, just as you would at a doctor’s office, and dip the paper test strip in the sample for two seconds. The nonprofit organization announced this week that they are releasing a mobile app that allows California residents to test for Sexually Transmitted Diseases in the privacy of their own home. I’ve written on Capital Hill, for a small paper owned by the Chicago Sun Times and a few places in between. In any relationship, sharing your STD status with your partner can be awkward, but it’s not something you want to avoid.

Tinder, a matchmaking mobile application, focuses on the human desire to make new connections, according to their website.