Delivering Digital Technologies to Control the Spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections

Digital technologies could provide important benefits to individual and public health at all stages of sexual health care pathways and levels of prevention.  UK services have been quick to adopt various interventions, driven in part by financial cuts and a perception that online care is certain to save money. However, the evidence base is lacking and many substantial online service developments lack robust integral evaluations. There is potential for widening of health inequalities due to differences in digital health literacy. This session will overview current eSexual Health, critique the evidence for key digital interventions along the care and prevention pathway, consider future innovations and highlight research and research funding gaps.