would you want to "verify" your sexual partner's status?

  • ldl200

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    May 08, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    there is a new service that allows you to know when your partner was last tested and what their results were. they get tested, have their results sent to this service and then you can send your results to whomever you wish. sounds interesting, huh? would u take part?
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    May 08, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    yes. i don't have transmissible contact with anyone anyway until we get tested TOGETHER.
  • ldl200

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    May 08, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    Velociraptor saidyes. i don't have transmissible contact with anyone anyway until we get tested TOGETHER.


    yes i agree. by transmissible im assuming you mean bareback? i dont even know if i'd still bareback after getting tested with someone. but i would use the service for casual encounters while using a condom, just to be on the extra safe side. i'd only get tested together with someone if we were in a long term relationship...it would be a bit awkward finding out you're poz at the same time your casual sex partner does!...
  • neosyllogy

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    May 08, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    Velociraptor saidyes. i don't have transmissible contact with anyone anyway until we get tested TOGETHER.


    You have transmissible contact?
    That's like a frigging super power.
    Like bad touch combined with geometric growth... icon_eek.gif
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    May 08, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    Hand over personal information regarding my health so that a company can play middle man? Where do I sign up!

    It wouldn't prove anything, because you can only verify from the last time someone had sex and not if they did it in the time since.

    Now if they could implant microchips in everyone that routinely tested your blood for viruses, sent that information to a central computer and have that information accessible to everyone online, then maybe you would be onto something.

    It just needs a catchy name... STD-Book?
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    May 08, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    Well the problem with this is it only gives you a snapshot in time. It doesn't really tell you conclusively whether the person standing in front of you is today HIV/STD negative.

    Wrap it up, boys. It's more effective in the long run.
  • ldl200

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    May 08, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    Stuttershock saidHand over personal information regarding my health so that a company can play middle man? Where do I sign up!

    It wouldn't prove anything, because you can only verify from the last time someone had sex and not if they did it in the time since.

    Now if they could implant microchips in everyone that routinely tested your blood for viruses, sent that information to a central computer and have that information accessible to everyone online, then maybe you would be onto something.

    It just needs a catchy name... STD-Book?


    good idea regarding the microchip implant!!!! lol...seriously....now sure the logistics on that but it sounds like a possibility. lol

    but for now this is the best that we have icon_sad.gif and i'm assuming if that technology was available diabetics would've been using it a long time ago.

    well it can at least prove that the person hasn't tested positive. that's a huge feat in itself being some guys lie or have never been tested. of course you should always use condoms using the service, which is up and running by the way. sometimes you need a middle man since these dating sites don't want to play one...i'd feel guilty having a site that allows people to fill in their own hiv information and find someone was infected. those statuses are not verified by anything...at least show when they were last tested and what the results were!
  • ldl200

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    May 08, 2012 5:25 PM GMT
    Tenebrism saidWell the problem with this is it only gives you a snapshot in time. It doesn't really tell you conclusively whether the person standing in front of you is today HIV/STD negative.

    Wrap it up, boys. It's more effective in the long run.


    i agree...even using this service we should ALWAYS wear condoms...If you wear condoms and use the service, i dont see how it could be detrimental. It can't necessarily tell you much but i can give u a heads up if someone has tested positive in the past. it also lets you know that your sexual partner/hook up is taking care of their sexual health...and that's also good to know.....they also test for gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia
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    May 08, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidI bareback shamelessly.*








    *But I have my right hand tested every six months just to be safe.


    You hussy!
  • ldl200

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    May 08, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidI bareback shamelessly.*








    *But I have my right hand tested every six months just to be safe.


    well u better get tested buddy!
  • thezak

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    May 09, 2012 6:18 AM GMT
    The strategy... BEFORE sex get tested TOGETHER for A VARIETY of STDs then make an INFORMED decision
    http://notb4weknow.blogspot.com
    http://continuedat.blogspot.com

    http://stdpreventiononline.org
  • ldl200

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    May 10, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    thezak saidThe strategy... BEFORE sex get tested TOGETHER for A VARIETY of STDs then make an INFORMED decision
    http://notb4weknow.blogspot.com
    http://continuedat.blogspot.com

    http://stdpreventiononline.org


    i would recommend that for people in a long term relationship. but let's say it's casual sex (which people do have!)...would you want someone you may not know well enough to find out your poz at the SAME time you find out? that can be a bit awkward. i think it's best to get tested in private in most situations...and then share results.
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    May 10, 2012 2:44 PM GMT
    I find that hard to believe there is a service out there that involuntarily collects health information from individuals. That violates HIPAA if I'm correct in assuming that the patient does not voluntarily give out its records to the service.
  • ldl200

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    May 10, 2012 3:15 PM GMT
    Defenseon saidI find that hard to believe there is a service out there that involuntarily collects health information from individuals. That violates HIPAA if I'm correct in assuming that the patient does not voluntarily give out its records to the service.

    you have to sign the form
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    May 10, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
    Ah so it is voluntary. I don't think that service will get used much honestly. I can't see people willing to release that sort of information for the public to view
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    May 10, 2012 3:27 PM GMT
    Defenseon saidAh so it is voluntary. I don't think that service will get used much honestly. I can't see people willing to release that sort of information for the public to view


    They would if it was on Facebook.
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    May 10, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    Sounds interesting, but I see a ton of potential legal issues. Ever heard of HIPAA?
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    May 10, 2012 3:42 PM GMT
    Stuttershock said
    Defenseon saidAh so it is voluntary. I don't think that service will get used much honestly. I can't see people willing to release that sort of information for the public to view


    They would if it was on Facebook.



    I'm not sure I'm following quite what you mean by this
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    May 10, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    That the Facebook generation has little concept of personal privacy. If Facebook had a category for Health Status next to Relationship Status there would be people who would be more than happy to fill out that information....

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  • ldl200

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    May 10, 2012 7:02 PM GMT
    Defenseon saidAh so it is voluntary. I don't think that service will get used much honestly. I can't see people willing to release that sort of information for the public to view

    well the only way the public could see if it some asshole tries to compromise their system or something, or do some scandalous crap. that's the downside but yes its voluntary so if someone is concerned about that they dont have to join. but truth is medical records are becoming electronic these days and they often include test results from stds/hiv...is the medical community better at protecting patients electronic information? who knows...
    you get to decide who you send your results to tho
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    May 10, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
    Velociraptor saidyes. i don't have transmissible contact with anyone anyway until we get tested TOGETHER.


    getting tested together at the same time is no guarantee with lysogenic viruses like HIV which take at least 3 months to activate (aka 'detect'). It is is still infectable regardless of its 'active' status.
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    May 10, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    a resounding NO. There is only one thing I care about where sex partners are concerned and that is their Hep-C status. That is the only thing I would verify.
  • ldl200

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    May 11, 2012 2:24 AM GMT
    MuscledHorse saida resounding NO. There is only one thing I care about where sex partners are concerned and that is their Hep-C status. That is the only thing I would verify.

    the service also tests for other stds, gono, syph, and clammy...you bring up a good point tho...perhaps they should add on hepC options also
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    May 11, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Yeah I'd want to do that, if we go together and get tested.
  • thezak

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    May 11, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    FootballHawk said
    Velociraptor saidyes. i don't have transmissible contact with anyone anyway until we get tested TOGETHER.


    getting tested together at the same time is no guarantee with lysogenic viruses like HIV which take at least 3 months to activate (aka 'detect'). It is is still infectable regardless of its 'active' status.


    How many people became HIV positive from blood transfusions in the last year?

    http://www.canadianmedicaljournal.ca/content/157/4/375.full.pdf