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Over at the National Institute of Health, staffers working on HIV and AIDS in America had a problem: research showed that when sexually active gay men read specific material about disease prevention, they'd engage in less risky behavior. But how best to reach and educate the people at highest risk? In an attempt to figure that out, NIH funded researchers at the University of Minnesota, who reached out to gay men on the Internet. Hey guys, they asked, what would it take to get you reading material that educated you about preventing sexually transmitted diseases?
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