Los Angeles California (PRWEB) April 27, 2014
This partnership is advantageous to the public, because STD Triage gives users the ability to take a picture of their skin concerns while sending them to a licensed dermatologist anonymously (they review and respond to those inquiries within 24 hours), and for those who are diagnosed with an STD, PositiveSingles.com provides a platform offering hope and support while resuming one’s life and getting back into the dating scene after a diagnosis.
“That is why this partnership is meaningful,” said Jenelle Marie, Spokesperson for PositiveSingles.com. “People with an infection can find friendship and love via the PositiveSingles.com site, while those who are unsure if they are infected receive anonymous, trusted support from licensed dermatologists. It helps both those with and without an infection to remain sexually responsible and healthy.”
An online home for dating with herpes, HIV, and HPV, PositiveSingles.com, according to Jenelle, is a community for people to share their stories while moving forward positively with their diagnosis. “We are a warm-hearted group of people who encourage one another,” noted Ms. Marie. When initially diagnosed, many people feel ashamed, desperate, and fearful, and such emotional states can lead them to become withdrawn, closeted, and isolated from the rest of the public.
“That’s the very thing we are trying to prevent, and so, we see our collaboration with STD Triage as a means of ensuring that the people who have an STD are properly supported. STD Triage helps those with and without an STI to remain sexually responsible, and by partnering with an application that helps someone who is dating to maintain their sexual health, PositiveSingles.com is providing continued support for our members. It’s the perfect union,” said the PositiveSingles.com Spokesperson.
Getting an appointment at a doctor’s office can take days, and wait times to see a specialist, such as a dermatologist, can take weeks; as a result, STD Triage was created to anonymously and efficiently connect people who think they might have a skin infection to a dermatologist who can guide them on what to do next – should they need to see a professional in-person, the platform also points users to the nearest pharmacy, physician, or dermatologist.
The STD Triage platform will be available to PositiveSingles.com users. Users who would like to use the service will be asked to pay $39.99, which includes both the submission and assessment.
“Use of the STD Triage platform does not require registration, and that is done primarily to protect the identity of the individual using the platform. All pictures are taken and submitted anonymously, so it is safe for people to use this app without fear of identification,” said the STD Triage spokesperson.