The Local Take On The Future of Healthcare: Checkmate - Dating App Includes Your HIV Status
As part of our ongoing public conversation about the future of healthcare, this week on The Local Take I talk with Corbett Simon of Checkmate Healthcare. Checkmate, launched this year, offers a safe way to check, treat and share your communicable disease status via a mobile app.
Corbett Simon explains how Checkmate works and what the company hopes to change in the world of dating. Uncomfortable conversations can be elminated by sharing your current status via their mobile app.
Checkmate is downloadable for all mobile devices. The app provides you with an opportunity to test in your home or through an affiliate lab in your community. Once you are tested, you will receive information regarding treatment and an opportunity to share your status. With any positive test result, prescriptions will be provided for the treatment of chlamydia, gonorrhea,trichomoniasis, or herpes simplex virus 2 where available.
Once you complete the test you will receive information that you can share with future partners regarding your status.
For more information on Checkmate Healthcare
For more information on HIV Testing Guidelines