Dear Past Sex Partner: I have an STD
Posted October 23, 2008on:
Check this out:
Though InSpot.org, people who test positive for STDs can now send anonymous e-cards to current and past sex partners informing the partner they have been exposed to said STD.
The e-cards (one you’d surely rather not have to receive) are short, sweet and straight to the point. “Who? What? When? Where?” one available e-card begins. “It doesn’t matter. I got an STD; you might have it too. Please get checked out.” Should you receive such a card, you can then click links for more information about STDs, possible treatments, and clinics in their cities where you can be tested.
The service started in San Francisco in 2004 mainly to serve the gay community, but it has since been broadened to include heterosexuals and expanded to cities across North America.
What are your thoughts on this? What would you do if you received an InSpot e-card? Would you even want to be notified (read: “ignorance is bliss”) or would you be happy somebody notified you of your potential status (read: “knowledge is power”)? Would you definitely know who the card is from?