Gay Dating Website & App Owners Join the Fight Against HIV

Published: October 22, 2014

PR Newswire
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At a ground-breaking meeting with public health leaders, representatives of seven of the most popular gay dating websites and apps committed to taking steps to promote HIV/STI testing and reduce stigma associated with HIV infection. San Francisco AIDS Foundation in collaboration with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, released a report today detailing recommendations and next steps generated at the first-of-its-kind summit.

"The owners of these sites said it loud and clear: They are committed to promoting community health and contributing to the end of HIV transmission," said Tim Patriarca, executive director of gay and bi men’s health and wellness at San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

"These sites and apps have an immense reach and they want to work closely with public health to learn how they can contribute to prevention efforts," said University of California, San Francisco researcher Dan Wohlfeiler. "They’re demonstrating their corporate responsibility."

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