Monday, November 30, 2015
UN Report Blames Dating Apps For Spread Of HIV In Asia
A new report from the United Nations is pointing at the rise of mobile dating apps for an HIV epidemic among teenagers in Asia--particularly among young, gay men, according to a report from the Guardian. Two of the biggest, mobile dating apps developers, Tinder and Grindr--which are both based in Los Angeles--who have taken fire for facilitating a culture of casual hookups, are mentioned in the report. Both of those companies have been targeted by billboards in Los Angeles by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation for helping to facilitate the spread of STDs. Grindr, in the article, said it regularly runs in-app announcements encouraging testing at local clinics and has a minimum age of 18.