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Eilish O'Regan Twitter Email. Dating apps are being blamed for contributing to the spread of the sexually transmitted disease syphilis. There have been around 40 cases of the disease notified to authorities in the Republic so far this year.
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I thought it would last six months or a year," he recalls. Burton was first diagnosed in the s, when much of America was still treating HIV and AIDS like a problem that didn't matter much because it supposedly only killed gay people and White House officials laughed about the problem. He describes those early years as living in "survival mode.
PositiveSingles anonymously surveyed nearly 10, of its members and asked if they used hookup dating apps before contracting an STD. The same group of participants was also asked if they thought hookup apps are one of the reasons there has been an increase in the STD rate, with Definitely not.
As you might imagine, the headlines spread rapidly as countless news outlets picked up the story and social media devoured the sobering conclusion. But, after a closer look, NBC Bay Area uncovered the study gives no indication for exactly how researchers came up with those findings. More specifically, the report cites social media as one of many high-risk behaviors contributing to the increase.
In May, Utah pointed to hookup apps as one reason for a huge increase in STD rates between and When hookups are happening quickly and anonymously this is much harder to do. The proliferation of venereal disease has actually led to apps that can be used to prove that an individual is STD-free.
Social media has taken the online dating game to the next level with popular apps like Tinder and Grindr. Finger-happy singles are able to find their perfect match with just one swipe right or by scrolling through a list of eligible men or women in their area. Although many cases have proven successful when finding a mate, others have found themselves in compromising sexual situations that have led to the increasing spread of STIs and STDs.