Online dating stds
Can online dating sites help prevent STIs?
Outreach and health promotion on dating sites can help control disease, but some companies “don’t want to associate their site with things like HIV or STIs,” says Jeffrey Klausner, a researcher with the HIV Medicine Association who led STD prevention at San Francisco’s health department.
Can dating apps help fight the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases?
Many dating apps continue to ghost health officials and advocacy groups who seek their help fighting the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases the platforms have helped bring about. Some of the sites, however, are starting to swipe right.
Could dating apps make it harder to track STIs?
And while public health workers traditionally could trace sexually transmitted diseases within a local community and stop outbreaks before they exploded, “dating apps break down those social and geographic barriers, making STIs harder to track,” said Adriane Casalotti of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
Are dating apps doing enough to fight syphilis and gonorrhea?
Even as rates of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia have climbed to record levels over the past few years, major dating apps and sites like Tinder have avoided taking action or even speaking up about the problem.