Cyber outreach: ST/HIV education online

Can Nurse. 2008 Jun;104(6):24-8, 30-1.


In 2004, a team of registered nurses from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control's Outreach/Street Nursing Program developed an online sexual health information and referral service on a Canadian website designed for men who have sex with men and are seeking social or sexual interaction. Over the next 18 months, two outreach nurses delivered care via the website for a total of six hours per week. The authors describe the process of planning, implementing and evaluating this service. The results of this pilot project indicated that providing online STI/HIV education is an effective tool for reaching an at-risk population.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • British Columbia
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Education / organization & administration*
  • Health Plan Implementation
  • Homosexuality, Male
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*