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Protocol for Use of Social Media for Case Investigations

Description:

The Spokane Regional Health District Disease Prevention and Reponse Division developed the following protocol to guide their use of social media profiles to contact original patients and/or notify partners of possible exposure to HIV, STDs, and other communicable diseases/infections.  The use of social media for case investigation activities provides an additional medium to contact partners or original patients as needed.   

Toolkit:

HIV/STI Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Infectious Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

Spokane Regional Health District

Submitted:

09/13/2011

Modified:

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