Anonymous STD Alerts
To prevent the spread of STDs, it would be great to have an option to anonymously notify Grindr hookups of changes in STD status. It could be as simple as an anonymous message saying that “Someone you have hooked up with in the past 3 months has tested positive for ___ (give a drop down box of choices).” Followed by a remind to get tested.
It is often uncomfortable or impossible to disclose a change in STD status. Therefore, this option would allow users to do it in away that makes them feel more comfortable.
The option should allow you to select the recipients of the message, including those profiles you have previously blocked. (We have all had a hookup that wasn’t so great and so we blocked them afterwards, thus preventing them/us from messaging each other.)
If there was a national registry that automatically notified the previous 12 months of (Registered & Verified) partners That may have been put at risk because of the ping on the USTD Registry. Love me Amber alerts it's a great idea. The details are what will really make a difference.
David H. commented
While I think the spirit of this proposition is great, the solution just needs some work / refactoring.
RE some of the comments: It is not illegal nor against HIPPA compliance requirements for someone to notify (systematically or otherwise direct) someone that they have and STD/I and that due to recent ****** exposure, may have transmitted it.
Inthe USA, to the exact contrary of the comment in question addressed in my previous statement, the CDC (loosely requires - strongly recommends) this very action of notification to happen as soon as possible after the diagnosed is informed. Channel of delivery agnostic but privacy to be respected.
It is the ethical obligation and legal recommendation to perform such a notification in said cases.
I would recommend, support, and be happy to take part in - a consortium to attempt to produce a more acceptable solution to this very important topic that effects the health of the entire world.
Drew Curd commented
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Gary DeVost commented
I feel this is WRONG!!! It would and could be used without verifiable proof!!
STI - sexually transmitted infection
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I truly believe my IQ went down a good 50 points reading this. That is all. OMG.
you are mad
What am I reading? This is horrible. Just use a condom that's all you need to do. Make serious relationships based on compassion and love and stop worrying about STDs. Those you don't get if you're wise enough to protect yourself.
This is illegal and against HIPAA laws not going to happen unless they want a lawsuit. Try again OP.
This is the dumbest idea I have seen on here and I would probably stop using this app and cancel my paid membership if ever implemented. So someone creates a quick new fake profile then start sending these messages out causing so much panic when it's all fake, yeah great idea.
it also would mean you have to put in a system to confirm you've hooked up with someone, otherwise how else would the app know what happened after your convo. you want there to be some sort of uber rating system to acknowledge that you actually hooked up? doesn't make sense. unless of course you think the chats are being monitored/read so theoretically they'd know when you meet up. but it is too far of a stretch
Good idea, but in practice I’m picturing guys who get mad bc someone won’t respond sending out “std alerts” to get attention. I’m picturing spam and bots sending “std alerts”. Then as a user, how do I know which std alert is legit?
Again, neat idea, but I think everyone should just rely on the good old fashioned get-tested-before-and-after-every-******-partner method. And remember, it’s completely okay to ask the other person to *show* you their results. Don’t be the victim of a liar!
This will just be abused to spread chaos. Waste of time and energy
Yeah, no ones going to touch this one with a ten foot pole. By doing this Grindr would have to actively track users that have messaged other users and they’re current status then fire messages back down the chain to anyone that this person has touched because grindr doesn’t know if you banged someone. At that point the DATING APP would also be managing information that would force it to be HIPPA complaint!
The amount of idiots complaining in the comments will feel differently if they are ever infected by someone who didn't share that they are positive.
It's both parties responsibility to protect themselves and others around them to help stop the spread of STDs. Anyone who has an STD and knowingly infects someone without their knowledge is a scumbag and deserves worse.
Worst idea ever. I understand how it's meant. but it can't work. Anonymous partners notification for STD's for example in the uk works so that the std-clinic sends messages to the possible "partners", so it only happens when you have a 100% diagnosis. What about grindr? everybody can send std notification to others? just for fun? spreading chaos? it can't work
Tilghman Lesher commented
Seems to be poorly thought out. How does Grindr know who you hooked up with, who was a no-show, who left without doing anything, etc.? If they recorded a hookup via user indication, that could be subpoenaed by unfriendly governments wishing to know who participated in *** acts... or if you unknowingly hooked up with an underage person...