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April 02, 2017

Email rejection to someone who wants an STD test.

Dear Ginny,

Thank you for your interest inreceiving a test for sexually transmitted diseases with UCSF Medical Center.Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to move forward with your STD test.

While we do not normally provide feedback for candidates, we wanted to offer some insight into our decision-making process. Due to cost limitations, we are only able to administer STD tests to candidates who fall under the umbrella of “sexually active.” Based on your reported sexual history, as well as the references we contacted, you are at no risk for an STD due to your very limited physical contact. We were able to verify that you have not had sexual intercourse in the last three years. In fact, we found no history of penetration, oral sex, tongue action, or mild flirting. We are unable to verify whether there was sexual contact prior to three years ago, but we would imagine that the answer is alsono.

You specifically requested an HIV test, but we are unable to administer this test to candidates who do not meet any of the risk factors for HIV. We have found that not only do you not have sex, you also have not used any needles to inject drugs into your body; infact, no one has ever offered you drugs of any type, and you do not know where to find them.

We hope you understand that we cannot move forward with your STD test at this time. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and hope you find a medical examination that fits you; we think you might find more success if you request an exam for diabetes and/or depression. We receive many applications from qualified candidates, and we have to prioritize to whom we administer the test. As it turns out, literally everyone is having more sex than you.


UCSF Medical Center