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STI-infected individuals can anonymously tell partners they've been exposed

You can do just about anything with technology today, including notifying people about their sexual health. Since common sexually transmitted diseases (STI), such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, often have no symptoms, many who are diagnosed may not know who infected them or when they got infected, depending on how many partners they have had.

Since STIs are difficult to diagnose, it is important for an infected individual to communicate with past and current partners who could have been at risk. This is not an easy feat, especially if the individual has lost contact with past partners, which is where Alaun and Ryan Buckley's website, comes into good use. is a website that allows people to anonymously notify their past and current partners by email or by text message that they have been exposed to an STI. The site was launched November 2011 and since then has generated over 300 notifications, throughout all 50 U.S. states and 80 other countries.

The site is user-friendly and uses a simple three-step process. All you need to do is select your STI, enter the email or phone number of the recipients and hit the submit button.