UMD Study Finds Online Hookup Sites Increase HIV Rates in Sometimes-Surprising Ways
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Three of every 10 new cases of HIV in Rhode Island in likely resulted from sexual encounters facilitated by online sites, according to the study published on Friday in the journal Public Health Reports. Of those, 22 told researchers they suspected they were infected by men they met online. While some of the sites, such as Craigslist and Scruff are free, it's too cumbersome for agencies to continually repost ads. He and Nunn gave credit to Adam4Adam and Manhunt for recently enabling its users to list their HIV status in their profiles and to indicate whether they are taking antiviral drugs prophylactically. For the study, researchers were able to interview 70 of the 74 people newly diagnosed with HIV in With the number of new diagnoses of HIV having climbed in to 97 cases -- and most of those again involving men having sex with men -- the need to address hook-up sites is even more imperative, the study authors said. They also noted that many of those newly diagnosed in Rhode Island were actually far along in the course of the disease.
Hooked Up: Exploring HIV Disclosure Online
Washington, Feb Hookup websites and apps may be behind the growing number of newly HIV infected men in the US, a new study has said, cautioning people about the risks of sexual encounters arranged online. More than 60 per cent of men in the US state of Rhode Island who had sex with men and were diagnosed with HIV in reported meeting their sexual partners online in the preceding year, said the study that interviewed 70 of the state's 74 newly diagnosed people. Three in five were gay, bisexual, or others.
The app is free to download. Users can opt to purchase a paid membership, Scruff Pro, to access additional features. In , the app added a community for HIV-positive users called "Poz. In October, , the company launched Scruff Version 5, which included new communities, relationship types, sex preferences, and safety practices. In , Scruff stopped using third-party programmatic ads, such as banner ads , and moved to a revenue model based on subscriptions and direct advertising.