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.)
this is a great idea. I need to be able to anonymously notify people of a change in my std status. I'm not gonna expose myself to the kind of danger I'd face as a trans person.
That idea is stupid . Someone status or STD unless they share it should be private . What if it is a false alarm ? With the way the gay people are most likely fake reports will be sent out .
Your doctor already flags you to the cdc. Anyone who is intelligent gets tested regularly. If you are a coward, create a separate profile just for letting people know. This has WAY too much potential for misuse. How many lists do you people want to be on, exactly? Do they even teach history anymore?!
I can not believe this Discussion here. First I thought this is a Joke, but as I can read, Gay Men seriously discussing about denouncing other Gay Men to WHO?
Do you have any Idea what you are talking about?
Before now the attacks against me are starting, let me tell you, that I had to learn what it means during the AIDS Crisis to use Information's about your Health Status against you. I am fighting now since more than 30 Years as a Gay and Human Rights Activist to protect our community against exactly what you are discussing here.
Everybody who support this Idea must be under 40 and don't know anything about the Situation of Gay Men in the 1990 -2010. I am not proud about that I survived (HIV Poz since 16 Aug 1990), as I had to handle the Death of ALL my Friends except 1.
As soon as it became public somebody died on the Gaycancer (Schwulenpest) you had the society, the administration, the Church and everybody against you).
We had nor rights ad there were no Laws to protect for example Gay Men in Relationships.
ZYou have no Idea what it means to be In Hospital and you are treated like a Stranger. decisions about Life and Death were made by family members which did not care about Life and Death. the only they cared about was to get all properties and valuables as soon as someone died. Partners who were 20 Years together lost all in many cases as they had no rights.
I could continue for hours about ambulances who refused to help Aids Patients, about the Hate (even from lot's of gay people). You were brand marked as a Pervert who deserve to die on AIDS as those who got it were anyway perverts, child molesters and Animal *******.
Just one story for you which discuss the (for me) unbelievable possibility to destroy everything a complete generation were fighting for. That YOU are protected by Law, that you can marry your partner and be safe in case of an accident or emergence, that you can not be fired for being gay and and and.
Be happy to have a Life in Freedom today (I now not all) but comparing to 25 Years ago it is something many paid with their Life for.
Just look now what's happening in the USA. Doctors can refuse to help you or Restaurants and Business owners are allowed to discriminate you because of the "Religious Freedom Bills" which give bigots the right to refuse serve you in a Restaurant, to sell you gasoline on a Petrol Station, to refuse to sell you Bread or Milk if it is against their ******* religious beliefs.
THIS are the problems coming in fast steps to the next generation.
Before you hink about again to denounce others, think about what Rights you have today and what han happen quickly and your Life is a ****.
I apologize about my emotional statement. Everybody is welcome to contact me if he want Info's about LGBT History.
I am against. Imagine how many people can use this for revenge even if their std does not change... this service is already run from gum centres so no need
Why not promote more than just *** on this app? Why not try and promote finding someone to date? Then you might not have such issues with these guys ******** around with each other and spreading diseases! Also, promote safe *** or PREP more....
In a world full of nice, honest, considerate people, this would be a great idea. But think of every time you've been messaged by an anonymous windup merchant, or just received abuse. Now imagine if that was an STD notification and you had no idea if it was genuine or not.
This will be abused, and to potentially devastating effect.
There is very little in the UK for centralised notification services and ones that do use SMS. Gridr probably has more reach as many people hook up without swapping phone numbers (that's the beauty of it) so gridr often the only way to contact them. This will help people have better ****** health. (the 3 month reminder aslso great feature)
But needs some form of safeguard as it's anon to stop people sending fake notifications to tease/annoy people etc. This is difficult to police and enforce and a potential problem.
But subject to solving that snag is a great idea.
NO! It will be abused by people who want to scare or stigmatize others.
Or how about just getting tested and asking before hopping in bed as were educated on everyday? Why wait for a notification to tell you what you already should know especially if you’re asking for it (Notifications that is)? Plus this violates all types of hippa laws
Or how about just getting tested and asking before hopping in bed as were educated on everyday? Why wait for a notification to tell you what you already should know especially if you’re asking for it? Plus this violates all types of hippa laws
I LOVE this idea, but it can be misused, don't you think?
Good luck if you think guys on here are honest about that.
@GrindrHQ, happy to share some ideas I had surrounding how something like this might work. Could be a chance to work with GUM clinics in the UK too. Hit me up via the email I’ve posted this comment with.
Grindr, this forum says I have flagged this suggestion as inappropriate and I definitely have not. I’m 100% for STD notifications as my post below suggests.
OR.... you all could just get tested and protect yourselves.
I have posten a similar idea where there is even less risk Of it being abused.
If the feature is double - that YOU first invisibly flag someone as a ****** partner and if THEY test positive THEY click the STD button and a anonymous ping goes off to everyone in the cluster who has marked THEM as a ****** partner.
The one getting the notification would not know where it came from and the one sending it would not know who has marked them as a ****** partner so NOBODY would know who sent or who got the notification.
There wouldn’t be a risk of abuse, you wouldn’t have to face anyone with the STD notice and everyone would be a little safer.
A function that allows a user to anonymously report new STD's to his hook-ups. Brilliant! I'm all for anything that helps control the spread of disease. Early notification could prevent a lot of trouble and let a guy nip an infection in the bud before it even has a chance to get started. False reports could only result in people wrapping it up and going out to get a test, which they should do regularly anyway. This would be a good tool to remove the social reasons not to help people be healthy. And anonymous reporting would of course reduce the incidence of "stigma" by reducing the identification of persons, from the comments this seems to be a concern.
According to the comments, most opposition comes from users who don't realize that this is a concept for anonymous SELF-reporting to other users of YOUR choice. Not for other users to report you nor for the app to report a user.
I love how all the gays have zero regard for ****** hygiene, safety, and knowing status.
This would be abused big time. Great idea, but not feasible.