Calif. Connects Social Media With Rise in STDs

Local public health officials in CA are, perhaps, into the medicinal marijuana. I’d guess there’s a corresponding rise in public education concerning STDs connected with social media, as well. No? Kellie Schmitt in

A state health investigator based at the Kern County Public Health building on Mount Vernon Avenue surfs those sites with a computer that isn’t linked to the county network.He sends a private message to the people with the user names encouraging them to contact Public Health. He tells those who respond about the exposure and encourages them to be tested.Oftentimes the outreach is successful. In one example, the investigator went on and messaged an infected patient’s 47 recent partners. Most of the dozen partners who agreed to be tested were positive for the infection, Medel said.”


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