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Published:February 29th, 2008 10:24 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with Eli Dancy, Founder of STFree Certifications

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

STFree Certifications was founded in 2003 by Eli Dancy. Born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn N.Y., at the age of 22, Dancy decided to do something about the irresponsibility concerning unsafe sex practices in the society he lived in. Research showed that the highest rates of STD infections were right in the community in which he lived and communities just like his. Eli decided that something had to be done; past attempts from outsiders to do STD/AIDS prevention in neighborhoods such as his had failed. He felt the failure of current prevention methods was strongly due to the lack of knowledge decision makers had on the true issues that really go on in affected communities.

An entity needed to be in place that would feed off the energy that fueled the infection rates, but also be simple and swift enough for this fast pace society to accept. In Dec. 2004, Eli was extremely proud to introduce the world`s first and only Safe Sex License to NYC. Now, going on 3 years later and over 15,000 members strong, STFree introduces the world to its` new online registration for HIV/AIDS testing.