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New Study Suggests Phone Apps Are Increasing STDs In Gay Men..

Your phone can do anything these days — order you a pizza, give you directions to Hollywood, or tell you the score of the game you missed. It’s also a conduit for which you can more easily meet people that infect you with syphilis, HIV, gonorrhea, and chlamydia, a study found. Specifically, dating apps like Grindr, which target homosexual males, are blamed with a rising increase in STDs both in the United States and abroad.

According to Peter Greenhouse of the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV, the apps are to blame because they allow people to “hook up” nearly instantly. According to the Daily Mail, Greenhouse was forthcoming about his opinion on the rising STD rates.

1 comment:

  1. Is this surprising at all?

    Between the prevalence of raw sex, the lack of testing for HIV and other STIs, the lack of condom use, and the idea that PrEP stops everything (it only prevents the likelihood of HIV transmission, if used correctly), STIs are bound to spread.

    Apps make it easy to hook up and smash raw, and raw + STDs/STIs = more STDs/STIs spread to more people.


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