Archive for October 23rd, 2008

E-cards May Aid in STD Notification

Partner notification, or when a person is informed that one of his or her sexual partners was infected with sexually-transmitted disease, has been a cornerstone in controlling the spread of STDs like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and even HIV.¬† Traditionally, it has been done over the phone, by mail, or in person (together with the help of a public health worker).¬†However, some cities have difficulty administering this exercise, as many STD-infected patients have had multiple sexual partners, making it …