Story highlights Grindr came under fire because of a user survey about an HIV filter Experts said a filter for HIV status would most likely do more harm than good. Jason Chanan assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, said that although he would expect HIV cases to rise given the trend in dating app use, as people are becoming more cautious about sex, HIV might not necessarily spread. Instead of a filter, experts said, it would be better to leave the choice to users. Another concern is that such filters could increase stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV by further isolating them socially and "demonizing the population. Some states have laws that mandate the disclosure of HIV status prior to any kind of sexual activity. Sanders, the Johns Hopkins professor, thinks it is good practice for apps and sites to send out alerts and information about HIV and STD prevention and treatment, such as how often one should get tested for which kinds of STD and what should get checked when going to see a doctor. How Grindr got men to self-test for HIV.
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These disclosures may also expose users to stigma and discrimination or cyberbullying .
Researchers who looked at apps including OKCupid, Grindr, Tinder and online dating apps have been blamed for a rise in sex addictions. Indeed mobile dating apps – including mobile versions of pre-existing that the technologies that mediate dating, relationships and sex are connected . which account for 75% of revenue; and, advertising accompanying Grindr .
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Indeed, public health and relationship experts suggest that HIV or other STD filters on a dating app might do more harm than good. Last year, the Rhode Island health department attributed an increase in STD cases to "using social media to arrange casual and often anonymous sexual encounters.
But for some, a dating app filter could lead HIV-negative people to think that the filtered matches consist of only HIV-negative people, he said. Although an HIV filter could have the benefit of letting HIV-positive people meet others -- avoiding potentially awkward and stigmatizing conversations -- it also could have a dark side: This summer, the gay social networking app Grindr caught some criticism for asking in a user survey "What is your current HIV status?
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Another recent study found that Grindr was an effective way to give out HIV self-test kits to men at risk of infection and reduce the spread of HIV.
You may no longer have control over who can disclose information about your HIV status on an online network of strangers. Since most STDs are temporary and treatable, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, people are more likely to seek treatment as soon as possible, Harper said; they wouldn't even think to include them in their dating profiles. For example, Horneta dating app for gay men, has a "Know Your Status" feature that allows users to disclose one of five HIV statuses: This summer, the gay social networking app Grindr caught some criticism for asking in a user survey "What is your current HIV status?
Screenshots of the survey were posted online by Daniel Reedersa Ph.