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New mobile app from STFree Certifications Inc. allows partners to share current STI status
NEW YORK, NY (PRBuzz) June 14, 2012 -- June is designated as National HIV testing month, so it’s the perfect time to talk about safe sex. Safe sex has gone tech with the introduction of Chec-Mate™, the world’s first and only Smartphone app developed for the iOS and Android device that will allow potential sexual partners to verify, share or exchange recent Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening dates and results instantly, securely and confidentially.
Chec-Mate™ is the innovation of Eli Dancy, founder of STFree Certifications Inc. and creator of the unprecedented Safe Sex License, which is recognized by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. "We are excited that advancements in technology have provided us with an opportunity to be the first to provide the world a secure platform to safely and easily exchange lifesaving information,” says Dancy.
The CDC estimates that 19 million new STIs are reported each year in the United States alone, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24, which makes an app of this kind long overdue. Chec-Mate™ can be downloaded via the Apple App Store for a limited time at a retail price of $1.99 for a (1) Year activation. Users simply download the app, register, and upload a 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 screening facility and then take their form and have their screening administered at the facility of their choice. After the screening is completed, the facility will return their screening verification form and screening results to the User. Users can follow the instructions on the SVF to submit your results for final verification and full activation of their Chec-Mate™ application.
“Chec-Mate™ is much more than a mobile application, it's an idea that is redefining the future of sexual responsibility as we currently know it,” says Malcolm Patrick, President of STFree Certifications, Inc. “Today’s smart phones provide people with information on any and everything we can possibly think of…why not information that can save your life?” he says. “Doctors and health professionals have been telling us for years to make informed decisions by exchanging screening information before becoming intimate. We are simply providing a simple and safe information path.”
For more information on Chec-Mate™, visit http://www.checmateapp.com/
About STFree Certifications, Inc.
STFree Certifications, Inc. provides innovative, yet simple health verification solutions for responsible adults interested in living an overall healthier lifestyle. Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Dancy, STFree revolutionized the world of sexual health with the invention of the world's first and only Safer Sex License®, a personal smart card (similar to a credit card) that allows individuals to confidentially verify their recent Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screening information.
STFree gained major attention during 2005 with the introduction of The Safe Sex Comedy Show in Times Square New York as well as news coverage on Fox 5 News, BBC, BET, Essence Magazine and many more media outlets. Touring colleges in the New York Tri-State area, STFree educated thousands of students on importance of knowing their status along with forming a partnership with the Black AIDS Institute for their Test 1 Million Campaign aimed at distributing 1 million Safe Sex Licenses to at risk populations in the U.S.
Website link - www.checmateapp.com
How it works link - http://checmateapp.com/#screenshots
Facebook link - http://www.facebook.com/ChecMateApp
Twitter link - http://twitter.com/#!/checmateapp