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Sexual Health Code Mobile Application to Reduce Transmission of Sexual Diseases
  • kadir uludag
kadir uludag

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Sexual diseases are widespread, although many people are unaware of their high prevalence and potential risks of being infected by sexual diseases such as human papillomavirus, human immunodeficiency virus, syphilis, and gonococcal infection. Furthermore, due to the associated social stigma with sexual disorders, individuals are inclined not to reveal their previous or current sexual diseases. Therefore, sexual diseases slowly and insidiously spread among healthy individuals. Prevention methods have been developed to increase awareness of these diseases. However, further measurements are necessary to reduce the spread of sexual disorders. Thus, we aim to discuss the potential benefits and risks of sexual health code application to record previous sexual partners without revealing their identities. Such applications may also notify last sexual partners in case of present sexual diseases. Thereby, it may increase testing for sexual diseases in those individuals with sexual diseases. If they were not appropriately tested, the application may have a notification that can only be removed after the sexual examination shows they do not have the contagious sexual disease.