Dating sites for hiv men
“We’ve wanted to help for many years, but weren’t sure how best to do it.
It’s great to be working together on this effort.” Gay dating websites and apps now claim a combined audience of tens of million users globally and some estimates indicate that 3 in 5 men meet their partners online.
Public health organizations represented at the meeting included AIDS United, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors, National Coalition for STD Directors, and Project Inform.
Currently 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV and an estimated 50,000 are newly infected each year.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released data showing that, while gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) make up 2 percent of the U. population, they represented 63 percent of those newly infected with HIV in 2010.SAN FRANCISCO, October 22, 2014—At a ground-breaking meeting with public health leaders, representatives of seven of the most popular gay dating websites and apps committed to taking steps to promote HIV/STI testing and reduce stigma associated with HIV infection.San Francisco AIDS Foundation, in collaboration with amf AR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, released a report today detailing recommendations and next steps generated at the first-of-its-kind summit.Findings from a Kaiser Family Foundation survey released last month show that, while HIV remains the top health issue among gay and bisexual men, only 3 in 10 say they were tested for HIV within the last year.
The full report can be downloaded at Online Communities.
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