Too embarrassed to see your doctor? Well, fear not! There’s an app for that!
STD Triage allows you to anonymously mail in iPhone pics of the outbreak in question. Within 24 hours, you’ll get back an assessment of the hotspot from a licensed dermatologist. If they tell you it’s a sexually transmitted disease, it could be the best 10 bucks you’ll ever spend!
See — syphilis, genital warts, herpes — are all treatable but left untreated, can cause nasty problems like cancer, infertility, brain damage… even death.
The service (based in San Francisco) won’t work for gonorrhea or chlamydia, though, since those don’t cause outward, visual symptoms.
According to the CDC, half of all new STD cases pop up in folks between the ages of 15 and 24. Seems like this app could have a lot of underage teens emailing pics of their nethers. But wait — wouldn’t that be considered child porn? We’ll leave that to the courts to decide.
In the meantime, don’t be afraid to find out you have an STD — either from a doctor or with this app. Like we always tell you — if you see something, say something! The sooner you know, the sooner you can get treated. It might just save your life!
Now doesn’t that deserve a round of App-plause?!