A comparison of internet search trends and sexually transmitted infection rates using google trends

Amy K. Johnson*, Supriya D. Mehta

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Google Trends was used to determine the relationship between sexually transmitted infection (STI)-related search engine trends and STI rates. Trends seem to be similar to the relative rates of STIs and to regional differences in rates. Search engine trends are an innovative tool to integrate into STI surveillance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalSexually Transmitted Diseases
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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