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The gay dating app grindr, which claims to have more than 3 million daily users, now offers a feature for users to receive reminders to get hiv tested every 3–6 months the reminders debuted. Popular gay dating app grindr has introduced a new feature that will remind users to get tested for hiv every three to six months according to a press release, “grindr users will be able to opt-in to easily and discreetly receive automatic reminders to get tested for hiv every three to six months. In an unprecedented summit, representatives of seven gay dating apps and websites met with health officials in san francisco to launch a plan to fight hiv and reduce stigma using their platforms, according to a press release from the san francisco aids foundation, which organized the meeting using funding from amfar, the foundation for aids research.
Grindr, a popular dating app for gay men, said it will stop sharing users’ hiv data with third-party companies that analyze mobile and web apps. If you’re scrolling on the gay dating app, grindr, you may notice something new now there’s a feature that reminds you to get tested for hiv every three to six months “it is a problem, it. The app, which aims to facilitate safe hookups in the gay community, gives users the option to display their hiv status — including their “last tested date” — on a public profile as a.
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The gay dating app grindr says it will stop sharing the hiv status of its users with other companies grindr made the decision late monday after first defending the practice, which involved. Gay dating app grindr is under fire for sharing information about users' hiv status or locations with two companies enlisted to optimize its software grindr chief technology officer scott chen. Grindr, a gay dating app, will stop sharing users' hiv statuses with third parties after a report disclosed that the company passed the information on to two vendors.