San Francisco officials will unveil the City’s newest system to combat syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV and herpes. STDTest.org, a collaboration between Internet Sexuality Information Services, Inc. (ISIS) and the San Francisco Department of Public Health, is a confidential online resource for San Francisco residents to have better access, greater convenience, and easier choices in personal STD testing. Through a safe, easy, and secure online payment mechanism, STDTest.org users can “pay it forward”-- donating a test to family, friends, loved ones, or someone in need-- allowing the entire community to benefit from information and services available.
While frequent testing for individuals can ensure individual sexual health and disease prevention, most testing services do not come without a price. STDTest.org offers free resources to any San Francisco resident in need of testing, especially those reluctant or unable to seek medical care for STDs, relying upon community generosity instead of usage fees. In-kind services have already been donated by Paypal, and a starting Pay it Forward donation from an anonymous funder.
Official Website: http://www.stdtest.org
Added by arteerr on September 22, 2008