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Syphilis, a disease most people associate with the past, has returned with a roar, and public health experts think the rise in rates can be attributed at least partly to social media.Infection rates are the highest they have been in 20 years, said David Harvey, the executive director of the National Coalition of STD Directors.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.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.
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.
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.
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.