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bug on your lip
10-21-2008, 07:02 AM
Got unhappy STD news? Break it with an e-card

CNN) -- Breaking up over e-mail is a social no-no.

But sending an e-card telling someone to get tested for STDs may be a public health courtesy.

Since 2004, a free Web site, inSpot.org has allowed users to anonymously notify their partners to get tested for STDs such as HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.

It may not be the most personal way of delivering the news, but researchers say it beats not saying anything at all.

"When you weigh the importance of getting people notified, that's ultimately what needs to be done," said Jeffrey D. Klausner, director of STD Prevention and Control Services in San Francisco, California's Department of Public Health. "By notifying them -- even if it's done anonymously, even distantly, even with an e-card -- the benefits of getting someone diagnosed and treated outweigh the concerns of insensitivity."

The electronic cards deliver the news in a variety of styles. Some are flirty: "You're too hot to be out of action. I got diagnosed with an STD since we played. You might want to get checked too."

Some are somber: "Who? What? When? Where? It doesn't matter. I got an STD; you might have it too. Please get checked out."

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i just sent Caco a couple of these

gaypalmsprings
10-21-2008, 07:29 AM
I had a bug on my lip once.

Hopeless Semantic
10-21-2008, 09:01 AM
Imagine opening your email and getting an e-card...one that says HAPPY GUY FOWLKES' DAY!!! OH, BY THE WAY YOU MAY HAVE THE AIDZ--GET TESTED! SO SORRY.

bug on your lip
10-21-2008, 09:07 AM
yeah imagine


haaiii Hopeless, what is your work e-mail addy?

Hopeless Semantic
10-21-2008, 09:22 AM
Hey Bug, the last time I gave out my email work out--I received a Hey, Thanks For Playing E-Card...you are now a father! I'm not sure if my heart can take another surprise.

bug on your lip
10-21-2008, 09:24 AM
great, what do i do with this "That's Not Your Real Mom" e-mail.....

maybe i can pawn it off on amyzzzzzz... she's good for a cheap laugh

Hopeless Semantic
10-21-2008, 09:26 AM
Hey this late in the game, Amyzzz could use some devastating news. Nothing like finding out your mom isn't your mom when you have already gone through a good portion of your life. jk

Jon Blazed
10-21-2008, 09:30 AM
Does anyone know how to send anonymous emails...

chairmenmeow47
10-21-2008, 09:32 AM
i believe all important medical news that is sent to me via e-cards. that's also i how found out the twin towers had fell. i mean, i had been watching CNN and listening to the radio, but it wasn't until i received my e-card notification that they had fallen that i truly knew we had been attacked.

captncrzy
10-21-2008, 09:54 AM
I just tried to go on and the site is blocked from work.

allyjoy
10-21-2008, 09:57 AM
http://inspotla.org/assets/tell_card2_pop.jpg

allyjoy
10-21-2008, 09:58 AM
http://inspotla.org/assets/tell_card6_pop.jpg

bmack86
10-21-2008, 10:15 AM
hahaha. I like that second one. From now on, when I infect women with HIV, I'm sending them that.

CalmerThanYou
10-21-2008, 10:30 AM
HOLY FUCK! talk about totally impersonal and even offensive! thats great!

Hopeless Semantic
10-21-2008, 10:41 AM
This thread almost makes me want to go out and get an STD or something just so I can send one of those wholesome emails.

allyjoy
10-21-2008, 10:49 AM
I'm actually going to send out a few without cause to people I've never slept with just to fuck with them because I know their trashy asses don't use condoms

amyzzz
10-21-2008, 11:22 AM
Hey this late in the game, Amyzzz could use some devastating news. Nothing like finding out your mom isn't your mom when you have already gone through a good portion of your life. jk
ha. That wouldn't work on me.

CalmerThanYou
10-21-2008, 11:41 AM
I just sent a couple to some chicks ive boned lately...is that fucked?

Jon Blazed
10-21-2008, 11:43 AM
I'm sure they've been tested since you.

CalmerThanYou
10-21-2008, 11:44 AM
they'll know its a joke?

Jon Blazed
10-21-2008, 11:45 AM
unless it still burns...

Hopeless Semantic
10-21-2008, 12:05 PM
I wish you could personalize the greeting. Like, Give yourself a round of applause...you now have the Clap!