Behavioral Science with Social Media Lead to Improved Health Behaviors Among HIV-Risk Men


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In the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine, a UCLA study documents an evidence-based approach that behavioral science with social media and online communities can lead to improved health behaviors among men at risk of HIV infection.

The approach not only resulted to increased HIV testing and behavioral changes among high-risk groups but also demonstrated to be one of the best HIV-prevention and testing approaches online, according to the study's lead investigator, Sean D. Young, assistant professor of family medicine and director of innovation at the Center for Behavior and Addiction Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.


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