Encouraging findings from piloting GetCheckedOnline

We conducted an evaluation of the first 15 months of GetCheckedOnline (GCO) that was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research this week. The findings were generally positive, with the service being used by people without a previous history of testing, with behaviours that may indicate a higher risk of infection. Ten people (3%) […]

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How did we develop GetCheckedOnline?

This week we published a description of what it took to develop GetCheckedOnline, BC’s internet-based testing program for STI and BBI.  There’s not a lot of information out there about how to develop complex e-health interventions that are fully integrated with clinical and public health services, so we hope that this will help shorten the […]

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GetCheckedOnline celebrates Pride!

GetCheckedOnline showed its LGBT Pride over the long weekend at the Davie Street Dance Party and Sunset Beach Pride Festival. At both events, party-goers visited our booth to learn about the GetCheckedOnline program and to play our popular “Don’t Gotta Catch’Em All” sexually transmitted infections game (featuring giant stuffed STIs that oddly resemble Pokémon Go characters…) […]

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New: Testing and vaccine reminders available on SmartSexResource!

SmartSexResource has a new feature: testing and vaccine reminders!  Now people can sign up to receive reminders by text or email.  The only information required is a phone number or email address. SmartSexResource now offers reminders for: Regular STI testing (every 3, 6 or 12 months) Re-testing following a diagnosis of chlamydia, gonorrhea or syphilis […]

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