New app allows patients to submit photos of their privates to be tested for sexually transmitted diseasesBy Mason White 12:55 PM June 22, 2014
|First Derm app|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A new app allows patients to anonymously send in photos of their privates to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
The smartphone application that was launched by a company in Sweden, allows users to anonymously upload and submit photos to a doctor for a diagnosis.
First Derm is an application that works with a list of dermatologists so that people can get a diagnosis of anything going on with their skin.
The application was renamed from STD app to First Derm in order to increase circulation.
In order to get a diagnosis, people must upload two photos, one close up and one from far away, and fill out a form online.
All documentation is sent to a First Derm doctor for diagnosis.
Getting a diagnosis costs $40 and you receive the diagnosis within hours.
The application does not request personal information or require people to register, not even asking for a Facebook account.
First Derm said that over 70 percent of cases diagnosed by physicians require just over-the-counter medications as treatment.