Facebook could help people prevent HIV infection, study says

02/13/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

Social networking tools including Facebook show promise in helping prevent HIV infection among people who belong to at-risk groups, according to a study in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. "This study helps direct us toward that goal by suggesting that participants will use social media to learn about HIV prevention and that those who talk about HIV prevention over social networking groups are not just talking about it -- they are acting on their words by getting an HIV test," said researcher Sean Young.

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