People are posting photos of their genitals on Reddit to get STIs diagnosed by other users

Researchers led by the University of California, San Diego, trawled through almost 17,000 posts on the r/STD Reddit community and found almost two thirds were after a 'crowd-diagnosis'.
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Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
FRIDAY, Nov. 8, 2019 -- Crowd diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is common online, according to a research letter published in the Nov. 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Alicia L. Nobles, Ph.D., from the...
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Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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[The Herald] The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) in Namibia is supporting the training of nurses from the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) to initiate inmates on antiretroviral treatment (ART) as global efforts to take health care services closer to the people gain momentum. On Monday, approximately 30 nurses from NCS facilities throughout the country met in Windhoek for a five-day training on how to initiate inmates living with HIV on ART and manage them.
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This study examines the prevalence of CSE (those entering the sex trade as a minor) among women in the sex trade in Russia and how exposures and behaviors related to violence and HIV/STI structural risks differ from those who entered the sex trade as an adult. Women in the sex trade (N = 896) in St. Petersburg and Orenburg, Russia were recruited via time-location sampling and completed structured surveys. Adjusted logistic regression analyses assessed associations between CSE victimization and HIV risk-related exposures. Of the 654 participants who provided their age at first sexual exploitation, 11% reported CSE prior to ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Abstract The present state of reproductive and sexual health around the world reveals disparities in contraceptive use and effectiveness. Unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection transmission rates remain high even with current prevention methods. The 20th century saw a contraceptive revolution with biomedical innovation driving the success of new contraceptive technologies with central design concepts and materials. Current modalities can be broadly categorized according to their mode of function: reversible methods such as physical/chemical barriers or hormonal delivery devices via systemic (trans...
Source: Annals of Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Tags: Ann Biomed Eng Source Type: research
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Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research
People are using social media platforms to ask the general public to help diagnose sexually transmitted infections.Medscape
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