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inSPOT: The First Online STD Partner Notification System Using Electronic Postcards

  • Deb Levine,
  • Andrew J Woodruff mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail:

  • A. Rain Mocello,
  • Jaime Lebrija,
  • Jeffrey D Klausner
  • Published: October 21, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050213

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News Coverage

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:31 GMT

Author: Nisha Doshi
Position: Publications Assistant
Institution: PLoS Medicine
Submitted Date: October 24, 2008
Published Date: October 24, 2008
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This Health in Action article has generated a huge quantity of press coverage: ABC, Fox News, CNN, Washington Post, LA Times, Scientific American, Reuters, UPI, MSNBC, Daily Telegraph, and others.

Here are some of the highlights:

Sexual disease e-cards break news of infection with humour, United Kingdom

"E-cards" may aid in STD notification

Sex Partners Get STD Alerts by E-mail
Washington Post, United States

Got an STD? Inform Your Partners by E-Card
U.S. News & World Report, DC

If you've already got an STD, an e-card can't hurt
Los Angeles Times, CA

Web Site Allows STD Spreaders to Send E-Cards to Break News

Got unhappy STD news? Break it with an e-card
CNN International

You've Got Mail ... and an STD
ABC News

E-Cards Notify Sex Partners About STDs

The E-mail from Hell: Had fun last night, may have given you an STD
Scientific American

STD Alerts Via E-mail and E-cards
MedIndia, India

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