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Dan Wohlfeiler wrote in to let us know that there is a unique study now underway to help determine which online strategies are preferred by webmasters, public health experts and users for how to reduce HIV and STD infections among gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) who meet partners online. Many sites already have some or all of these strategies – including links to testing sites, voluntary questions about HIV status on profile screens, outreach, and educational videos.

As part of the study, they’re very interested in hearing from owners and managers of sites which serve gay and bi men about which interventions they think are the most feasible and which they’d like to see.

The study is being funded by amFAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, and is being carried out by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the STOP AIDS Project in San Francisco and the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the study – which is really just a 15 minute-long online survey – or want more information, please contact Dan Wohlfeiler at dan.wohlfeiler@cdph.ca.gov.