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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.“These unprovoked and wholly unsubstantiated accusations are made to irreparably damage Tinder’s reputation in an attempt to encourage others to take an HIV test by your organization,” it read, according to the Los Angeles Times.In Utah, huge increases in the number of gonorrhea diagnoses since 2011 — 700 percent for women, nearly 300 percent for men — have been at least partly blamed on apps like Tinder.
New members are joining as you read this, guys and girls who are looking for someone like you! The more details you provide the more accurate your matches will be.Michael Weinstein, the foundation’s president, said that the campaign aims to draw a link between the rise of dating apps and a recent increase in STD rates in some cities.“It’s logical, if you can be hooked up with someone in an urban area within minutes,” he told the Associated Press, “of course you’re going to have to more STDs.” Though the research on whether or not dating apps have killed courtship and irrevocably altered romance as we know it is largely inconclusive, the correlation between online and mobile dating and increased rates of STD transmission is more compelling, at least on a state-by-state basis.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.