Wondering how to break it to that special someone that you've given them an unwanted STD? Have no fear, the STD e-card is here!
"When you weigh the importance of getting people notified, that's ultimately what needs to be done," said Jeffrey D. Klausner, director of STD Prevention and Control Services in San Francisco, California's Department of Public Health. "By notifying them -- even if it's done anonymously, even distantly, even with an e-card -- the benefits of getting someone diagnosed and treated outweigh the concerns of insensitivity."
The electronic cards deliver the news in a variety of styles. Some are flirty: "You're too hot to be out of action. I got diagnosed with an STD since we played. You might want to get checked too."
Some are somber: "Who? What? When? Where? It doesn't matter. I got an STD; you might have it too. Please get checked out."
Here at SUS, we've decided to help spread this trend (pun somewhat intended) by creating a few new E-Cards to send that dirty-but-special someone:
Remember how your landlord wouldn't let you have a pet? Well let's see him take these crabs away!
Roses are Red Violets are Blue, I have gonnorhea, and so do you.
Roses are Red Violets are Black, You and I both share the clap.
Roses are Red, Violets are Yellow, those aint just coldsores, but herpes, young fellow.