Two of the most popular blog posts in the last year (“Would you tell?” and “HIV status in profile, what’s yours?“) involve disclosing your HIV status. Many of the 300 comments were passionate about whether or not you can (or should) trust someone’s negative HIV status on A4A.
Obviously, everyone has the opinion to disclose one’s HIV status and STD test results or not and it is an individual choice, each option (to tell or not to tell) has a justifiable argument. But the bottom line is that no matter what someone puts in their profile you have no choice but to take them at their word. Well, maybe this can change.
Would you take the time to verify someone’s HIV and STD test results if you could? Would you make your test results publicly available? Well, let me introduce you to Qpid.me!
Qpid.me independently confirms your HIV/STD status (and viral load if you are HIV+) with your doctor and/or clinic, then lets you share your status in ways that you choose. Quoting them: “Our goal is simple: to help you make better decisions about who and how you have sex.”
How does it work?
* You get tested wherever you want (or have already been tested within the last year)
* You sign-up at Qpid.me (they then fax your clinic/doctor to confirm your results)
* You share your results however you want (what about putting a link to them on your A4A profile?)
What do they confirm?
* HIV status and 3 curable STDS: chlamydia, gonorrhea, & syphilis
* If you’re HIV positive, your viral load is confirmed
* Herpes and HPV are not part of the results confirmed
Qpid.me is a currently a FREE service, their simple desire is to “help spread the love, nothing else”.
What do you think, would you post your STD/HIV test results?
Would you be willing to bareback with someone if they posted their HIV/STD test results?
How often would someone need to be tested for you to really trust their test results?
Would have someone’s test results available on their profile be something you would like to see?