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Hsu said this “on-the-ground” approach has encountered significant challenges in today’s world of dating apps.Before, when “an individual had (primary stage syphilis) and they knew the ...Technology has complicated matters even further, said Katherine Hsu, the medical director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Division of STD Prevention & HIV/AIDS Surveillance.
Grindr, a gay dating app with 3 million daily active users, has a "Sexual Health” section on each user’s profile where the user can list HIV status and the last time they were tested.
Bolan said she is particularly concerned about syphilis: It was almost eliminated a decade ago, she said, but “now it is rising with all populations — men, women and newborns, and we are seeing these increases in every region of the country.” “We need to improve our screening and treatment,” she said.
“And we need our communities to realize syphilis is back.
An HIV diagnosis was once a death sentence, but that is no longer the case for those of us who stay healthy.
In fact, the average HIV-positive person today is expected to live to be nearly 80, roughly on par with the general population.
That same section also features a link to a “Sexual Health FAQ” page where the user can learn more about HIV, getting tested and related topics.