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Monday, February 18, 2008

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Pop quiz time!

Question: If you're diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, what's the first thing you should do after seeing your doctor and starting treatment?

Answer: TELL YOUR PAST SEXUAL PARTNERS TO GET TESTED.

Picture_2 While I know this sounds completely logical to you, my level-headed and responsible readers, some people just can't bring themselves to warn others who may have been exposed. Contacting old partners only to be the bearer of bad news can be frightening and embarrassing.

Luckily the folks at the San Francisco Internet Sexuality Information Services teamed up with the city's Department of Public Health to bring you InSpot.org — a site where you can send anonymous E-Cards to prior partners, warning them about your STD and urging them to get tested. The site currently only lists health links for a handful of cities and states, but you can send an anonymous card anywhere.

Hey, if phone, email, text or fax doesn't work for you — here's one more way to do the right thing.

Be safe. Be responsible.

MM

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