XNO-How Does It Work?2018-07-30T16:48:37+00:00

The Xs N Os Text Line provides confidential, medically-accurate information for questions about sexual health and related topics via text message. A young person simply texts a question and a trained health educator responds within 24 hours, but it is usually MUCH quicker!

To Use Xs N Os, A Young Person Would:

  • Text your program’s code to the Xs N Os designated shortcode to opt-in to the service. Young people only need to opt-in the first time they use the service.
  • Text your question to the Xs N Os shortcode.
  • Young people will receive your answer within 24 hours, but it is usually much quicker!

Message & Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to the Xs N Os shortcode at any time to opt out. Text HELP to the Xs N Os shortcode for help. Privacy policy + T&C.

Who Answers These Text Questions?

The Xs N Os Texting Line is staffed by sexual health educators from SHIFT NC. Each of our educators has been trained on how to respond to questions from young people.

Our team of health educators has over 60 years of experience working in adolescent sexual health. These sexual health educators also appreciate that adolescents will ask their team of ‘trusted adults’ questions using Xs N Os that they normally would not ask in-person. Health educators on the Xs N Os Team have been trained in evidence-based curricula including: Smart Girls, Be Proud, Be Responsible, Making Proud Choices, Get Real, ¡Cuídate!, the Children’s AIDS Society Carrera program and others.


Our Team is here to help you find a program that fits your budget. Contact us to get a customized quote to bring a texting line to your area:

Kennon Jackson, Jr., M.A.

Director of Technology

Phone: 910.920.7211

Email: Kjackson@shiftnc.org

Skype: Kennon.Jackson

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