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Safer, Smarter Sex With Chec-Mate
Could the future of public health be found in part though an app? The Chec-Mate app helps users share and learn about the STD status of potential sex partners? Created by Mr. Eli Dancy, Chec-Mate was founded by STFree Certification Inc. A former club promoter, Dancy, age 32 came up with the idea after observing too many being irresponsible when it came to sex. Dancy believes the Chec-Mate app will become the standard for people wanting to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections and views it as “sexual credit check.”
How does the $1.99 Chec-Mate app work?
Users simply download the app from itunes, register, and upload a personal photo. A confirmation email will arrive with the user’s personal “Screening Verification Form” (SVF) attached. The user can use the app to locate an authorized STD screening facility by taking their form and having their screening administered at the facility of their choice. Post-screening, the facility will return their screening verification form and screening results to the User directly. Users then submit their own test results for final verification and full activation of their Chec-Mate™ application. It takes a few steps because it’s user-driven. It’s popularity is still unclear since download data is unavailable as of this writing.
Chec-Mate is only available for iPhone and iPod users and has integrated quality assurance in its registry process. The future of Chec-Mate brings new components like a ‘bump feature’ allowing users to tap their phones exchanging information. Dancy says Chec-Mate helps to ensure a responsible sexual lifestyle for those who want to pursue it but doesn’t guarantee STD status.
For more information on the Chec-Mate app visit the website at http://www.checmateapp.com Chec-Mate is not an alternative to safe sex. The creators of Chec-Mate are not licensed physicians and users should consult their doctor regarding sharing health data.
Chris Denegal is a contributor to healthyblackmen.org and lives in the metro Atlanta area. He is a is a full time student pursuing his bachelors degree in broadcast journalism. Chris has done freelance writing for various newspapers. He is also an avid blogger.