Electronic STD alerts catch on

E-cards are no longer reserved for saying "thank you" and "happy birthday," they can also be used as a public health courtesy. A San Francisco-based nonprofit allows users to send free e-cards to advise sexual partners to get tested for STDs. While it may not be the most personal approach, telling a partner via e-card about a STD is better than not telling him at all, officials say. Since 2004, 50,000 e-cards have been sent through inSpot.org. Some are funny and some are somber, but they all get the important message across. Article

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