STDs in cyberspace

时间:2019-03-07 06:07:00166网络整理admin

A small outbreak of syphilis in San Francisco traced back to an Internet chat room for gay men marks the first move into cyberspace for public health officials. Five infected men knew their sexual partners only by online aliases, and America Online refused to divulge personal information without a court order. So health officials decided to investigate the outbreak through e-mail and chat rooms. “This is new territory,” says Rich Damato of AOL in Dulles, Virginia,