Tinder adds STD Testing Site Locator
Tinder has added a Health Safety section to its website that includes a link to Healthvana's free HIV and STD testing site locator, following recommendations by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, according to a press release from the foundation.
The app added the section following billboards, mainly targeting Tinder, the foundation had launched focused on sexual health and safety on dating sites in Los Angeles and New York City.
“With Tinder having added a Health Safety section and a link to Healthvana’s testing locator, AHF is now removing the billboards and ads mentioning Tinder,” said the foundation the press release.
“Tinder is proud to empower millions of users to create relationships,” said Dr. Jessica Carbino, Lead Sociologist at Tinder. “An important aspect of any healthy relationship – whether formed on Tinder or otherwise – is ensuring sexual health and safety. We’d be delighted to see other major social networks follow in our footsteps in educating the public.”
“The CDC recently reported that sexually transmitted diseases increased dramatically in 2014. We are unfortunately now waging an uphill battle on this front. The CDC also noted, the majority of these infections are affecting young people – the demographic that is on their mobile phones all day long,” said Whitney Engeran Cordova, Senior Director, Public Health Division for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “This is why it is such welcome news that Tinder will add a Health Safety section with a link to Healthvana, making it easier for people to find testing locations through an easily accessible, modern platform. And we hope to see other dating sites do the same.”