Two of the faces bear the names of popular dating apps. Tinder user, meet chlamydia, the billboard implies. The dating app sent a cease and desist letter to AHF, the foundation said Monday, demanding an end to the campaign.
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One in three women will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.
Other factors — especially Utah’s abstinence-based sex education — make it difficult to educate and protect people from diseases, she said.
In Colorado, public health officials recently announced that they have seen a more than 50 percent increase in syphilis cases this year, nearly entirely in men.
If dating apps are facilitating uninformed or unprotected sex, they might also be a powerful tool to help prevent it.
Tom Bertrand, chief of the Office of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB in the Rhode Island Department of Health, told WBUR that staff at his STD clinic are now armed with a computer and a smart phone.
Apps make casual, anonymous encounters easier, and it’s almost impossible to find partners again afterward — meaning that it can be harder to track down others who have an STD and help them get treatment, Beltran said.
But the links between STD rates and app use in Utah are still anecdotal, Beltran told Boston public radio station WBUR.
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The response was perhaps not unsurprising — when Tinder was blamed for precipitating a “dating apocalypse” in a much-read, much-disputed Vanity Fair article earlier this month, the billion-dollar company lashed out on Twitter, firing off missive after 140-character missive in a highly public freak-out about the piece.