STDMet someone that you’re ready to get down and dirty with but their questioning your sexual status? Now, you can prove that you are squeaky clean with a new smartphone app.

Sexually Active Youngs have developed a new smartphone feature called “safe bumping” to help promote the importance of safe sex. Once the MedXSafe app is downloaded, users can bump their phones together to exchange their STD-free status and contact card.

To make sure the STD-free card is up-to-date, users can ask their doctors to confirm their status through the MedXSafe app. If a user tests positive for an STD, then no record will be shown to protect the user’s privacy.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, nearly 19 million new STD cases occur each year and chlamydia and gonorrhea are among the leading diseases spread.  Half of these contractions affect young people between the ages of 15 and 24.

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  • Mademoiselle

    I’m wondering how legal this app is in terms of doctors releasing medical records, and people revealing others’ HIV status without explicit consent. I doubt many people are going to download the app, and take a trip to their doctor to sign release documents just so they can bump phones. Plus, what guarantee do users have that their information isn’t being sold to 3rd parties through this app. Just feels like a legal mess waiting to unravel.

    Stick to the simple solutions: use condoms & get tested regularly.


    Now they have that at home STD test, so people better use that instead. The app is a great idea but, like Mademoiselle stated see above lol. Also, hackers will hack the server used to keep the information on file. If you’re in a relationship with a computer geek or had a previous one you better keep ya panties clean lol or you will get exposed.

  • Stephen

    Mademoiselle clearly is clueless. The doctor doesn’t release or reveal any info. If you actually read the story you will see that you go to the do for to get cleared. The doctor signs off on the system that you are free of STDs. Your app then shows you that you’re free of STDs. It’s up to you to decide if you want to share that info with someone. I don’t think it’s any different than showing someone a paper HIV test. Besides the site says the app and data are encrypted. If you think that your medical info on your doctor’s electronic medical record is any safer than this then you’re a fool. All these medical systems are encrypted. I think only people who have an STD won’t like this because they’ll be shut out. Thank god. I like it and ill use it.

    • Mademoiselle

      Actually, Mademoiselle is very knowledgeable about many things. If your doctor is signing off on this social app about the status of your health, it’s the same as releasing your information publicly since your doctor could never be sure there wouldn’t be a day when the developers accidentally unprotect everyone’s profiles and medical information ends up visible to all for even just 5 minutes. The fact that any confirmation of your health could be viewed by anyone other than yourself makes it a release. Even the notion that people with a confirmed infection would be blocked acts the same as explicitly stating someone is infected since that’s the premise of being blocked. Also, there’s a big difference between YOU showing a piece of paper to someone and YOUR DOCTOR signing off on a public domain as to whether you’re free of infection. In the former, you’re in control of what’s being shown and to whom. In the latter, someone else is acting on your behalf regarding information that could have implications to more than just your social life. It’s for this reason you sign a document when you first switch doctors that states who your doctor is allowed to discuss your results with. Signing off on this app essentially shares your results with anyone who downloads the app. If you feel comfortable using this app, I’m not discouraging you, but I will advise you read the terms and conditions, and the privacy policy thoroughly because it would be horrible if your doctor’s initial sign off entitles the app developers to retrieve your info on demand. Imagine if the app were to be notified before you of a change in your status…

      Final note, your argument that my doctor’s systems could be hacked does not make any of them immune to doing their due diligence in protecting my information. The possibility of an event happening doesn’t excuse doctors from leaving their doors unlocked at night and their computers unprotected. If ever I did find out my doctor was negligent in protecting my information, I’d absolutely take him/her to task over it. That being said, hacking risks or not, I’m still not ok with my info being downloadable on anyone’s phone (which subsequently means it’s being stored on Google’s or Apple’s or Microsoft’s servers). If a man is that into me that we get to a point where he needs to know my status, we’ll be skipping hand-in-hand and all starry-eyed into the doctor’s office to get that info first hand for the both of us — otherwise, he can kick rocks.

  • As a GP doctor with a number of young sexually active patients, let me just offer a hearty F*CK YOU! to anyone who expects me to mash a button on request (like a trained chimp) to certify they’re clean enough for sex, and send that confidential patient information to a phone app. Here’s a prescription: try honesty. Use your mouth and your words to say out loud to the person you wanna have sex with something to the effect of “I don’t have an STD.” Of course, if you DO have one, don’t say that. Get tested so you know, and use your phone for other crap. – Dr. K

  • Courtney**

    This app is useless. A person could be tested 12/31, have sex with someone later on that day/within the next few days/weeks/etc. and still become infected with something. Those results are only as good as the exact date and time they were certified. Sure, you can take him/her at their word that they never had sex since the test or used protection each and every time since.. but you’re still putting your health in the hands of “trust.”

    I say, continue to operate as if you didn’t see the results at all (provided those results say “clean” lol) and require protection every time unless you enter into a committed, monogamous relationship with each other.