Web 2.0 - Risks for STI, HIV and Opportunities for Prevention OpenCourseWare: Johns Hopkins University's Free Online Undergraduate Public Health Course

Published Feb 13, 2009

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Johns Hopkins University Lecture Series has posted it's lecture 'Web 2.0: Risks for STI/HIV - Opportunities for Prevention' online in an OpenCourseWare format. The lecture highlights risks in public and reproductive health and minimizing the risks using the Internet.

Web 2.0: Risks for STI/HIV-Opportunities for Prevention: Course Specifics

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Web 2.0: Risks for STI/HIV-Opportunities for Prevention: Course Description

Guest lecturer, Kees Rietmeijer, the Director of Denver STI Control Program, presents findings from his research in STI and HIV prevention and treatment. Rietmeijer outlines the ways new Internet formats are helping to combat STI and HIV infection. He looks at how the Internet can be used by affected populations, as an interface between health providers and the population they assist. He also examines how the Internet can assist providers in information sharing with other healthcare providers. With the rise in use of Internet dating and social networking websites, risk factors for sexual infection have changed.

Through examining the behaviors of individuals using the Internet in sexual encounters, risks to both partners may be minimized. The one-time seminar was offered through the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health.

The free materials include an audio version of the lecture and a list of readings with a few links to full-text articles. To learn more from this course, visit the STI/HIV prevention course page.

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