LA Teens Can Share STD Status Via Text With Qpid.me
June 28, 2013
Need some help sharing your STD status with your partner? The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is promoting Qpid.me, a website and free smart phone app—coming soon—that allows you to find a health center and share STD test results from a health care provider.
Using the Qpid.me involves three easy steps:
- Find your nearest testing center. Qpid.me’s testing locator allows you to choose a center and location that works best for you and get tested.
- Obtain your STD test results. Once you’ve been tested, fill out a “records request” form, and send it to your health care provider. He or she will send your results directly through Qpid.me. All of this information will be confidential unless you decide to…
- Share your results. You can send your STD test results through a text message or single-use online link. This step is supposed to eliminate that awkward conversation you have when you ask your sexual partner if he or she has ever been tested.
LAUSD is promoting the use of Qpid.me in the hope that their students will be more likely to get tested and share their status with their partners. Some parents condemn the inclusion of Qpid.me the health curriculum. But as a teen, I think the service is great. Not only can you find places to get tested for STDs but you can share your results securely. If you don’t live in Los Angeles, I recommend downloading this app once it becomes available to everyone this summer!