Acceptability of an internet-based partner notification system for sexually transmitted infection exposure among men who have sex with men

Am J Public Health. 2008 Jun;98(6):1009-11. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2006.098467. Epub 2007 Sep 27.


US men who have sex with men (n=1848) completed an online questionnaire about their willingness to use Internet-based partner notification. Eighty-one percent reported that it would be important to them to receive a partner notification e-mail if they had been exposed to a sexually transmitted infection. Seventy percent reported that if infected, they would use a public health specialist to inform partners of possible exposure through Internet notification. There was broad acceptance of Internet partner notification by at-risk US men who have sex with men, including a willingness to receive or initiate a notification e-mail.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Bisexuality*
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Contact Tracing / methods*
  • Homosexuality, Male*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / psychology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / transmission
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United States / epidemiology