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JHU Engineering: The ‘Charlie Sheen Effect’

July 5, 2016

After actor Charlie Sheen disclosed his HIV-positive status on NBC’s Today show last November, millions took to the Internet to find out more about HIV, according to a new study led by computer scientist Mark Dredze and two Whiting School alumni.

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Exploring the ‘Charlie Sheen Effect:’ Study finds uptick of web searches related to HIV prevention

February 23, 2016

The day of Sheen’s disclosure coincided with a 265 percent increase in news reports mentioning HIV (97 percent of which also mentioned Sheen) archived on the Bloomberg Terminal, even though HIV-related news reports have been in historic decline. An additional 6,500 stories were reported on Google News alone. This placed Sheen’s disclosure among the top 1 percent of historic HIV-related media events.

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Twitter Provides A Trove Of Health Trends

July 14, 2011

In 2009, two computer scientists at the Center for Language and Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins University got access to a trove of Tweets — some 2 billion posted between May 2009 and October 2010 — and decided to find a way to analyze them.

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