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.)
james andrews commented
while this is a positive idea, no punn intended, It could also be very easily abused by someone wishing to instead raise havoc in the community by falsely used which could cause one on receiving side undue worry, financial loss, and overwhelming the relevant public std testing agencies... This option of anonymously notification is available by and through the pubiic testing agencies and state department of health
If you block someone for bad *** ur a b****
yes please make this happen this will be very helpful. i'm from rome italy
oct 6, 2019 i meet a guy hook up, then next day he invited for dinner and introduced me to his housemate as the guy he is seeing. and that same day he came out gay to them. (he used to be straight and new with the gay world he told me so)
we continue meeting like everyday oct 9 which is my birthday i celebrated with him and the night he gave me his virginity. day and weeks pass we start being in a relationship.
one day he decided to take test for hiv syphilis and other std without telling me then i wake up one day with him he told me that he needed to pass to the hospital before going to work i went with him to take his result he showed me that he is positive with syphilis. i did not left him because i start developing feelings for him. (i was stupid because i risked my health)
we continue our relationship. he asked me to wait 2weeks before taking the test (but that time i already considered myself positive with syphilis because we had sex 2times a day, 3-2times a week)
the day i took the test he decided to stop our relationship it was painful but i accepted it. 2 days later i saw a what i believe a possible sign of syphilis i try to talk to him but he doesn't want to talk. and even try to accused me that i was the one who gave me syphilis. so i went to buzzer in his appartment he doesn't want to go out to talk. i try to reach calling his name from the balcony but a saw there was another guy in his room.
after a week of waiting we took my result together. he took the result from my hands with his phone read to take pics of my result. after he saw my result he was so disappointed to see that i'm negative to all.
couple of weeks ago i found out that he was seeing another guy before me but they didn't do anything because he knew he got something and he doesn't want to infected his guy.
meaning to say this guy played my feelings and used me so that he have someone to blame for syphilis. he try to make sure that he will infect me so that he can blame me the syphilis.
for all of you guys out there please be careful of who you meet. i don't want anyone to happen what this guy did to me.
STD alert is very helpful i agree with this
That would be a great idea really it would make that conversation unnecessary even though you should have the guts to tell yr past hook ups your status hard I know but this would help tell your hookups hookups as well but this definitely would have to have a we hooked up button and maybe a confirmation because some people would use this maliciously to scare people
How would Grindr even know who has hooked up with whom? They know who I’ve communicated with but other than that?
Though a great idea ... I feel 💯 sure that most (9/10) wouldn't be forthcoming with their STD status. A lot of gay guys already have an issue disclosing their HIV status & as common as it is in the community, you'd think most people would have an open mind about it since we're not in the 80's & 90's anymore. There's a lot of hatred, feeling of superiority if you're "masc", homophobia & stigma about a lot of things in the gay community. If this idea moves forward - hopefully we'll see a decline in STD transmissions.
Or just man up and not make this a subject to be ashamed about and make it a bigger stigma. Just warn people. Who the **** prefers not gettint warned (on time).
Jaego Markson commented
Yeah that's not appropriate but cool, perhaps Grindr could arrange some coordination with the CDC here and give a general non-specific alert 99% of STDs a curable or can be made unable to transmit. It's a temporary thing #no stigma
Frédéric Pelletier commented
This should be tied to a "We hooked up" button on the profile and only if both partners confirm the hookup when it happens. You could also get a list of the guys you hooked up or met with previously for future reference.
Such a tool is already provided by the NHS in the UK. When testing positive for a STI you receive the following message:"As you have an STI, you need to inform your *** partner(s). This will help to stop the spread of infections and save the NHS money.
You can do so anonymously via:
https://sxt.org.uk/". Trouble is, you need a phone number to use it and most times we don't have. To avoid the feature from being abused by some, it should only be available to users that have shared location.
PROTECT YOURSELF!!! And don't be so ***** and go to hookup apps. Cure your fobia. And accept that we need to die of something also...21 st I dont think clamydia or gonhorea will make a judgement of your life
I see this being used inappropriately,.
Anonymity allows cowardly cyber wanna be bullies to lie when sending note.
Andy First commented
I voted but don’t know what I entered. Yes or no. I wanted to vote no.
David H. commented
I'm going to say this one more time, THIS WOULD NOT BE ANY HIPAA. The health information is "owned" by the person/user. If said use voluntarily elects to share their data, they have every right to do so. This would be atune to the current field for HIV Status. If the user chooses to share their data knowing how it is going to be used and shared, that's fully within their right and COMPLETELY LEGAL.
Please stop posting uneducated and inaccurate legal claims in attempts to support your opinion and add weight to it. It just makes those of us who understands the legality completely dismiss your opinion.
Perfect tool to put in hands of rumor spreading creeps that want to destroy a person.This would also be a violation of HIPAA. Not a good idea at all.
Hitler had the same view e crept when he outed people he shot or gAssed them to death. This would breach privacy laws in every country and state except Texas USA.you probably gave him The STD.. What if your wrong, the ***** in you listened to gossip from Lady Papsmear. What if you hate his good looks and muscled body and 10” ****, everything your not, Lets spread defamation how about channelling Your energy into educating guys to get on Prep and entourage infected to be undetectable. And we have penicillin for others STD. Let’s start being nice for a change.
I can see this working and I can see the benefit of it.
Idealistically, I'd like to say "people should just talk to each other" - I've had this message from someone before, it's fine, we're still mates. . . but some people are too scared - knowing that you can select profiles you have chatted with or blocked and send them an auto discrete message saying "hey I've been diagnosed with [THIS] since we last chatted, I've selected you to discretely let you know you should be tested" can only be a benefit - I'd rather this than no information from someone too shy to say.
So we let them even further cattle and corrall us up? No registration of any group of beings is wrong and unjust and quite frankly in my opinion actually the real rascism. Honestly I use to Blane the drug users and others for the things that happen in third lives, however I grew up and realized it's not the drug users and dealers are only trying to survive at least the honest ones. It is society's fault for how things are because we judge people. We observe and are observed and treated like rats and dogs and most people don't even notice the things and real problems in the world. They just want to win a popularity contest or get ahead only for themselves. How many people here actually care about someone other than the people they know and their families. How many people do good things just to combat the evil. I promise you got even 5% of the population can say they do. I can. And will continue to do good as well as heal myself from the terrible *** things that were done to me. I'm no saint, I've done bad things but I try and correct them. I try and heal things. I'm lied on told that I'm a bad person called lazy but truth is I'm tired of being a ***** to everything other than myself. Anyone else here tired of having to work 24/7 get no credit for what you actually do and told what to do? I grew some balls and stood up to the ******* bullies and won't stop just cause it makes my life easier. Things will change I give it no choice. I don't have free will neither will it. Live y'all please just listen and try and understand actually where I'm coming from.
What about those abusing it by infecting certain people or orchestrating things to hurt or implicate a certain individuals. This is a bad idea in my opinion.