Using electronic postcards to notify partners about sexually transmitted diseases

October 20, 2008

Notifying sexual partners of their potential exposure to a sexually transmitted disease (STD) has been a mainstay of disease prevention and control since the 1930s. In this week's PLoS Medicine, Andrew Woodruff (Internet Sexuality Information Services, Oakland, California, USA) and colleagues describe the impact of a project called inSPOT (http://www.inSPOT.org), an Internet-based STD partner notification system that uses electronic postcards (e-cards) to assist people in disclosing an STD diagnosis to their sexual partners.
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Citation: Levine D, Woodruff AJ, Mocello AR, Lebrija J, Klausner JD (2008) inSPOT: The first online STD partner notification system using electronic postcards. PLoS Med 5(10): e213. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050213

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