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Tinder, an app that has people swipe left or right depending on whether they “like” someone or not, processes 26 million matches every day and 1.5 million dates every week, according to its website.It has a “Safety Tips” section under the app’s “Settings" that discusses protection measures such as using a condom, and features a link to a CDC website with information on getting tested.Along with cuts in STD prevention and treatment resources and possibly more relaxed attitudes toward protection since the advent of life-saving HIV treatments, health experts think the influence of social media on how people meet sex partners may play a role in the upswing.“The way our society is forming partners is now through using a lot of social media, and that is affecting the sexual transmission dynamics we are seeing,” said Gail Bolan, the director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.Tracking and controlling transmission are already tricky since the disease manifests as a small painless lesion about a month after exposure.Grindr for Equality, the app’s health and social justice arm, partners with a network of LGBTQ community centers called Center Link to offer free ad space to small, rural community centers that offer health services in places where there may be few alternatives, according to Director of Grindr for Equality Jack Harrison-Quintana.Grindr is also active in Building Healthy Online Communities (BHOC), a group of public health leaders, researchers and gay dating apps that work to support HIV and STD prevention online, he said.The company did not respond to a request for comment.
According to the CDC, men who have sex with men accounted for 14,229 out of 23,872 (59.6%) cases of primary and secondary syphilis — the most infectious stages of the disease — in 2015.
Before, when “an individual had (primary stage syphilis) and they knew the ...
people they were with in the past 90 days, they could find the people.”Now, she said, “it’s very difficult to contact the partners, because many partners are anonymous.” People don't know their sex partners as intimately as they once did; they may be individuals they know mostly through a profile photo and short blurb.
Depending on the app, people may only identify themselves by first names or handles, though they often have the option of linking with their Facebook accounts.
Hsu has also found that people sometimes delete their profiles before her division can find them to tell them they may have been exposed to an STD.“We just can’t keep up,” she said.
Infection rates are the highest they have been in 20 years, said David Harvey, the executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors.