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ANN ARBOR—A personalized web app designed to encourage young men at risk for sexually transmitted diseases to go for testing has proven successful in a small trial conducted in Southeast Michigan.
Researchers at the University of Michigan’s Center for Sexuality & Health Disparities developed the web-based program called "Get Connected" to encourage young men who have sex with men to get tested for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis.
Out of the 130 young men, ages 15 to 24, who used the app, 104 returned for a 30-day follow-up. A third of respondents who came back reported that they had tested for HIV and other STI.
One person was newly diagnosed with HIV and two others were found to have another sexually transmitted infection.
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