You've got mail and maybe, gonorrhea.

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  3. by   Kelly_the_Great
  4. by   Spidey's mom
    :hatparty: That is funny.

  5. by   Turd.Ferguson
    Not that they would be funny, but you could foresee some serious pranks with this.:chuckle
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    I think this is a GREAT idea. Working with the college population, I can't help but think how many cases of Chlamydia or whatever else get diagnosed with no good partner notification. We emphasize how important this is, but would they go to the trouble to notify a one night stand? Required notification is sent to the communicable disease person locally, but not sure how they follow-up.
  7. by   BeachNurse
    What about HIV? I don't think it's a good way of telling someone..
  8. by   Jessy_RN
  9. by   mercyteapot
    I don't think it's meant to be funny, and I actually don't get what's humorous about it. It just gives people an even more anoynomous way to send this type of message, in case they're afraid a phone call or letter might reveal their identity and aren't willing to do it face to face. Considering that you have to have a person's email address to do this, there really isn't any increased prank potential- you could just as easily send a fake message to them without this site.
  10. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from BeachNurse
    What about HIV? I don't think it's a good way of telling someone..
    No, it's not a "good" way of telling them, but it is A way of telling them, and from a public health standpoint, anything that increases the rate of notification is a good thing.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    funny? No---

    but in our "techie connected youth" it may be an answer. How many do not know this and need to?

    I don't know what the "answer" is but I do know one thing about STD's---they are running rampant. My mil works in a major University clinic in Wisconsin, and the same kids come back again and again for tx for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. When they DO name the partners, few will bother to come for tx themselves. Herpes is also epidemic. The numbers horrify me.

    How far behind can HIV and Hep B and C be? It's scary as hell if you ask me.
  12. by   SouthernLPN2RN
    Ouch! I'm glad these folks are being proactive about this. I have also seen the same people who come in over and over again for tx and they never had a partner come in.