Requests for Diagnoses of Sexually Transmitted Diseases on a Social Media Platform

JAMA. 2019 Nov 5;322(17):1712-1713. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.14390.


This study monitored online posts from readers seeking specific health information on a social media platform to evaluate the volume of information requests, whether readers sought an initial or second opinion for diagnosis, and the amount of response time before a reply answer was sent.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Information Seeking Behavior*
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Social Media* / trends
  • Time Factors