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.)
Scott F. commented
The problem is that STD information is Protected Health Information (PHI) under federal law, if any identifying information attaches to it which can even potentially identify the end user (such as an account, IP address, etc.) Grindr doesn't run the servers in the manner required to handle PHI as required by federal law, and thus would be unable to implement such a feature lawfully under U.S. federal laws. Then you have the issue of accuracy of the information - which Grindr would have a legal duty to verify that the information is reasonably trustworthy and correct, and would be subject to costly civil action if false information were published.
Absolutely not ! Too many of these irresponsible guys lie about not only their status but they just to assumption after they sleep with 10 different guys and only blame one . Forum for slander
stop ******* so many randoms or grow some balls and just tell everyone you banged that you had an std
Initially liked the idea but might get a bunch of fake STD warnings
That would violate HIPPA laws I should think
In agreement with a previous comments. Can be easily abused without having some information about the person thus keeping the anonymous factor non existent. Also how would Grindr know who you hooked up with unless they also add a feature for you to keep a tracking record. Which really violates peoples privacy.
Horrible idea. If you got a itch sis you need to step up and let a ***** know
I think it is already here - www.chatworld.store !!!
JHB Couple commented
Imagine the abuse!!
Rafał Dziurowicz commented
the idea is great, but it would have to be regulated by larger organizations than Grindr (USA in agreement with the European Union). Tests should be mandatory for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING at least once a year, I test myself for all kinds of venereal diseases every 3 months, which gives me a clear conscience that I won't be infected by anyone.
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.