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Partner notification: past, present, and future

Vendeville, Matthew (2016) Partner notification: past, present, and future. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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There are currently a total of 110 million sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the United States, with 20 million new infections annually.. Untreated STIs can lead to serious health consequences including infertility and cervical cancer. The financial burden of STIs is estimated as nearly 16 billion dollars annually. One strategy to minimize the burden and costs of STIs is partner notification systems. Technology changes including widespread use of social media have created new challenges and opened new opportunities to making these partner notification systems more effective while still protecting privacy. The public health significance is the creation of an automated technological partner notification software that integrates with a healthcare system improves the current partner notification system. Furthermore, this software could improve population heath while also alleviating the financial burden on the United States healthcare systems.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Vendeville, Matthewmtv12@pitt.eduMTV12
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFriedman, Mackeymrf9@pitt.edumrf9UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberFrank, Lisafrankie@pitt.edufrankieUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberTerry, Marthamaterry@pitt.edumaterryUNSPECIFIED
Date: 7 December 2016
Date Type: Submission
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 23 May 2017 22:04
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2023 10:56

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