In November, the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) celebrated the first anniversary of “RIghtTime, Rhode Island’s Sexual Health App,” believed to be the first app of its kind from a state health department. It has been downloaded over 3,500 times.
RIghtTime offers resources and videos on sexual health topics such as: Prevention, testing, and treatment of HIV/STIs; a health services locator to find free condoms, HIV rapid testing, and Title X Health Centers; PrEP and PEP (medications to prevent HIV); and dating and healthy relationships.
The app also features a partner notification tool that allows people to anonymously notify sexual partners that they tested positive for an STD, and encourage them to get tested. Users may also utilize the app’s “Ask the Expert” feature to anonymously ask questions of an expert from RIDOH via text, email, or phone. To learn more, visit righttimeapp.com/lgbt, download RIghtTime from the App Store or Google Play, or call 222-5960.