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US company to launch 'safe sex passport'

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posted on Nov, 29 2007 @ 03:24 AM
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US company to launch 'safe sex passport'


rawstory.com

A US company is poised to launch the world's first safe sex passport.

The Safe Sex Passport will be available to anyone over 18 who goes online and orders the credit-card-size article.

As soon as you order your card, you are referred to an affiliated laboratory where you can get tested for five major STDs (HIV, genital herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea & syphilis).

Nearly 15,000 people and several dating websites have already expressed an interest in the safe sex passports.
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posted on Nov, 29 2007 @ 03:24 AM
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An interesting idea. It may work, but will never be infallible. Already someone is making a fake sex ID in thier mom's basement. Or what about someone who has the ID and then contracts an STD. Would the company require mandatory re-testing or would the IDs have a short expiration period, say 1-yr or 6 months?

With sex thier will always need to be some trust involved. Right now, if you want to guaruntee your partner is std free, you would need to have them tested and kept in isolation in a clean room until the results were back then immeadiatley have sex with them. HAHA. The mating dance of the hypochondriac.
That will be the only way for garunteed safe sex until we develop tehnology that will allow everyone to test themselves and partner in the privacy of thier home with prompt (minutes - 1 hour) amount of time.

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posted on Nov, 29 2007 @ 03:38 AM
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Ya know... I've thought about this one before.

There's problems with the system though. For starters, you can contract the HIV virus and tests will not come back positive for a lengthy time. Within that time, you still present the possibility of passing it on.

Then there's timing. You can test clean, sleep with someone the next day, and *bang*, you've caught something you don't know about. Until your next test, you are a threat to everyone you sleep with.

Also, there's regulation. Who is going to play Sex Cop (er, not talking about adult roleplaying) and ensure that card carrying members aren't engaging in risky behavior between tests?

So... while this isn't a bad idea, it's no replacement for common sense, choosing your partners carefully, and taking the responsibility to minimize your risk.



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