general Public health officials are moving their focus to apps — but apps don’t want to be connected with STDs

general Public health officials are moving their focus to apps — but apps don’t want to be connected with STDs

As wellness professionals 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 instances harder doing.

The Trust for America’s Health, the anonymous encounters happening via apps make it harder to do contact tracing, a key epidemiological process in understanding an outbreak in particular, according to John Auerbach, president and CEO of the public health.

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. Continue reading “general Public health officials are moving their focus to apps — but apps don’t want to be connected with STDs”