New York, May 31 (ANI): Qpid.me, a California-based company, has partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District to make the sharing of STD test results as commonplace as Facebook status updates or Twitter messages.
The newly launched, free service helps direct anyone over 13 in the US to the nearest testing facility, then allows them to get results on their cellphone or computer and share that info via text message or Internet link with anyone they choose, the New York Daily News reported.
Founder Ramin Bastani said that till now more than 10,000 people have used the service to share their test results; he also cited data that showed that while only 13 percent of high school students get tested for STD, 47 percent said that they have had sex before graduating.
Bastani said that in the age of HIV, less reliable versions of information exchange are already happening.
But Qpid.me receives their data directly from health providers that have been pre-screened by the company.
Following HIPAA privacy guidelines, the company assures its users that all test results are kept secret. (ANI)