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1 The STD Wizard Online Evidence-Based STD Risk Assessment

2 2 Purpose of STD Wizard Reduce the number of undiagnosed STDs Free, evidence-based STD risk assessment Recommend correct tests to individuals

3 3 Means to the “Ends” Decreases discomfort with private questions Enhances awareness of STD risks More efficient for health care provider Ensures correct tests are ordered

4 4 Target Audience Higher incidence of STIs in young people So program designed with youth in mind But any age can use the STD Wizard

5 5 STD Wizard Development Funded by CDC / APTR Grant TS CDC STD Treatment Guidelines Conforms to CDC logic and questions Displays and works well on smartphones

6 6 Entry Point of STD Wizard

7 7 Question #1 Asked

8 8 Typical STD Wizard Question

9 9 Recommendation Page at End

10 10 Evaluation of STD Wizard 200 college students used the STD Wizard 88% found the software “very easy to use” 12% found the software “easy to use”

11 11 STD Wizard Usage Statistics Normally serves about 100 users per day Has served more than 10,000 per day! Smartphones represent about half of usage

12 12 Protecting User Privacy User privacy is protected STD Wizard does not use cookies No identifying information is stored Reminds user to close browser at end

13 13 Linking Guidelines Link to home page Use an appropriate title, one of: “Do I have an STD? Online STD Quiz” “Do I have an STD? Online Risk Calculator” “Do I have an STD? Online STD Test” “Do I have an STD? Online Risk Assessment” Put link on top of each STD-related page

14 14 Customized Version is Possible Could direct users to local clinics Could run on intranet & collect information Could utilize other clinical guidelines

15 15 Contact Information Daniel Goldman, MD, MPH – Seattle – Kate Hendricks, MD, MPH&TM - Atlanta –


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