With technology being integrated into almost every aspect of life, finally it finds its place in improving sexual health. By addressing risky behaviors such as unsafe sex, apps and their designers are seeking new ways of limiting STD’s and HIV/AIDS. These public health tools are all new to the scene and determined to make sex safer without compromising sexiness.
Jessica’s a PhD student who founded the non-profit Sexual Health Innovations in 2011. Last year she demoed So They Can Know (STCK) during the Unmentionables session, a product that keeps the anonymity of those who have been diagnosed with an STD as they notify previous partners of their diagnosis. This year she took it a few steps further with a web tool for both providers and patients that allows the sharing of lab results online, in patient friendly terms, also allowing physicians to track potential outbreaks and trends.
Jessica’s a PhD student who founded the non-profit Sexual Health Innovations in 2011. So They Can Know keeps the anonymity of those who have been diagnosed with an STD as they notify previous partners of their diagnosis, and its goal is to break the cycle particularly of chlamydia among urban youth.
First introduced two years ago, the Unmentionables covers those topics that aren’t talked about in health care and has quickly become one of our most popular sessions. That first year we covered childhood exercise, divorce and personal relationships. In 2011 we highlighted sleep, caregiving, money, suicide and work stress, with demos from Zeo on sleep, Mindbloom on community and mindfulness with GravityEight to bring it all together. This year we’ll visit even more unmentionables including an overview of the Vulnerability Index, poverty, sex and end of life issues.