STI’s and the Internet. Risks and Opportunities for Prevention. Kees Rietmeijer, MD, PhD Denver Public Health Department Denver, CO, USA. Discuss STIs and the Internet in 3 Contexts:. Within At-Risk Populations Provider-Population Interaction Among Providers. At-Risk Populations.
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Risks and Opportunities for Prevention
Kees Rietmeijer, MD, PhD
Denver Public Health Department
Denver, CO, USA
JAMA July 2000;284
“Clients who reported seeking sex on the Internet were more likely to have concomitant risk factors for STD/HIV than clients who did not seek sex on the Internet. Thus, seeking sex on the Internet may be a potential risk factor for STD/HIV”
McFarlane et al. JAMA 2000;284
Manuscript recently submitted for journal review
Association Internet Sex with Prevalent Gonorrhea and/or Chlamydia
Sex with Internet
Al-Tayyib et al. Poster C-02
Internet may not be as risky as previously thought and may even be protective for some. However, a person’s risk for STI may depend on the type of Internet site on which they seek the partner and the explicit purpose of the partnership. Further investigation to elucidate these differences is needed.”
Al-Tayyib. Poster C-02
Sex Transm Dis 2007;34:215-219
“The high frequency and intensity of e-mail communication prior to meeting in person cultivated acceleration of intimacy for the individuals involved and may have affected women’s decisions to engage in risky sexual behaviors.”
Padgett PM. Sexuality Research and Social Policy 2007;4:27-37.
The Internet (and other new media) as a vehicle for prevention
Rietmeijer & Shamos. Sexuality Research and Social Policy 2007;65-73.
Gaydos et al. Sex Transm Dis 2006;33:451-457
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