Los Angeles Times Examines Internet-Based STI Prevention Efforts in Los Angeles, San Francisco
April 5, 2006
The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday examined Internet-based prevention efforts for sexually transmitted infections -- including HIV transmission -- by health authorities in Los Angeles and San Francisco. According to the Times, local health authorities are using Web sites to disseminate prevention messages, arrange testing for STIs, encourage people to use online postcards to notify their partners that they may have been exposed to an STI and involve counselors in online sex chat rooms. Some Web sites allow people who know their HIV status to search for partners of the same status, a practice known as sero-sorting.
Online Prevention Efforts for MSM
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