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Training Years: 2014-2015

Training Site: UNC Project China

Country: China

Mentor: Joe Tucker, MD, PhD

Title: Sex-Seeking Mobile Phone Applications and MSM Sexual Health in China: implications for STD/HIV control programs.

Project Objectives:  To evaluate the association between mobile technology and sexual health behaviors as well as STD testing/treatment in MSM of Southern China, to identify those subpopulations of MSM who can benefit the most from increased access to newly developed STD testing and treatment strategies, and to investigate differences in risk-taking behaviors among those who use mobile applications with push notifications versus more traditional login and view messaging systems, also known as pull notifications.

NIH Support:  Fogarty scholars doctoral training award

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