Facebook safe-sex campaigns help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, at least for a while, according to a new report.
Scientists at the University of Colorado recruited 1,578 young African-American and Latino adults between 18 and 24 a project on condom use, one of the mainstays of preventing sexually-transmitted diseases, the Toronto Sun reported. Some of the participants signed up on a Facebook page called Just/Us which focused on condom use, sexually transmitted diseases and how to discuss sexual history with one's partner. (Other participants signed up for a Facebook page called 18-24 News, which shared news items of aimed at their age group and served as a control group.) The original article appeared in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
After two months 68 percent of those signed up for Just/Us said they used condoms in their last sexual encounter, while only 56 percent of the control group reported condom use.