General general Public health officials are moving their focus to apps — but apps don’t want to be related to STDs
As health specialists find out about the links between high-risk behavior enabled by dating apps and STD outbreaks, they’re discovering that apps result in the work of monitoring cases harder to complete.
In specific, according to John Auerbach, president and CEO regarding the general public wellness nonprofit the Trust for America’s wellness, the anonymous encounters occurring via apps make it harder to accomplish contact tracing, an integral epidemiological procedure in understanding an outbreak.
A public health official would call or meet with his or her sexual partners to talk about getting tested and on potential treatment in the past, when a person was diagnosed with a serious STD. Read More