|Monday, 31 December 2012 15:43|
Romantic, no. But the makers of the app, MedXCom, hope to curb the spread of STDs among tech-savvy young people, particularly teens. NEW YORK: Wondering if the person you are about to have sex with has a sexually transmitted disease? A new app offers "safe bumping" – bump your mobile phones together and instantly exchange information on your STD status.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 50% of US high school students are sexually active. Each year, millions of those teens contract sexually transmitted diseases, such as HIV, herpes, and gonorrhea. Nearly half of all infections occur in people between the ages of 15 and 24.