Social media-based HIV testing finds new cases

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – Outreach on social media may help encourage men at high risk for HIV infection to get themselves tested, a new study from the U.K. suggests. When researchers advertised home sampling kits to gay and bisexual men through social media and apps, nearly 6,000 men returned saliva or blood sampling kits they requested from the online service. Eighty-two of them were newly diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.
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