Some of us remember the good old days when all you had to worry about was gonorrhea or syphilis, both easily cured with a quick shot of penicillin. Now things are so much more complicated. I’ve had conversations with many people trying to explain the intricacies of HPV, and herpes detection and prevention. Many people don’t even know they are infected with these and the potential to pass them on is so murky. These two are not reportable or even frequently tested for unless there are visible symptoms.
On a more positive note, there is a website I just discovered called Qpid.me. According to its website, it is “a free, patient-authorized service that independently verifies our users’ HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and Chlamydia results. We do this so our users can share their results with their partner or on a dating site.”
To find more out about this creative way to notify someone of your test results or to advertise your status, check it out!