Start of conversation regarding STD/STI’s or “false sense of security?” BTW – old school STD, new school STI. You transmit infections that may or may not lead to disease.
Excerpt from article on new app to share STI information:
Technology has invaded every aspect of life. Now there’s an app that can help people have safer sex. A new Smartphone app lets people exchange STD statuses by “bumping phones.”
The app MedXSafe was created by Dr. Michael Nusbaum who refers to the app as “safe bumping.” While Dr. Nusbaum who created it believes it will start conversations about STD testing and discussions, other experts in the field believe it will give people a “false sense of security.”
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that “50 percent of American high school students are having sex.” Millions of teenagers are diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes and HIV.
Dr. Michael Nusbaum is the New Jersey based developer of MedXSafe which is a feature of the new app MedXCom. DR. Nusbaum stated, “it’s called safe bumping. If you happen to be out at a bar or a fraternity house or wherever and you meet someone you can them bump phones and exchange contact information and STD status.”
For the app to work, the user must go to the doctor and get regular STD checks. If the user’s results come back negative for STDs, their doctor can document their “STD-free status” on the app.