Reply to Tucker et al

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Thomas McCoy, Statistician (Creator)
Amanda Elizabeth Tanner, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: TO THE EDITOR—We read with great interest the letter by Tucker et al [1] regarding our report outlining the outcomes from our social media intervention designed to increase human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons [2]. Tucker et al suggest that our study is not unique given research that has been conducted using mass media and social marketing approaches. What made our study unique was that our intervention was implemented within 4 well-established social media websites (ie, dating or “hook-up” sites) that are commonly used for social and sexual networking among some MSM and transgender persons and not designed for intervention delivery, our evaluation included a rigorous randomized community trial, and our outcomes were favorable.

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Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 63, Issue 2, 283–284
Language: English
Date: 2016
letter to the editor, MSM, HIV testing, social media

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