Gay hook-up apps, like Grindr and Scruff, have a serious problem on their hands. A recent study reveals that the use of those apps might lead to a higher risk obtaining a sexually transmitted infection than finding your one night (well, more like 20 minute) stand in a club or through online dating
Hornet, another gay app that cutely describes itself as a “social network,” realizes that the threat isn’t going to stop them, so why not add a preventive measure to at least try to minimize the problem? Towleroad reports that the GPS-based mobile meat market will show users nearby HIV clinics in addition to the steady stream of shirtless torsos.
The app will pull up the 10 closest clinics that conduct STD and HIV testing thanks to a database powered by AIDS.gov. That’s part of a broader push toward a bigger commitment to public health, the blog adds:
Additionally, Hornet’s profile creator will emphasize the importance of knowing one’s status. Along with height, weight, and eye color, Hornet will provide users with the ability to designate their HIV status, as a part of its “Know Your Status” campaign. Once a user designates the date of their last HIV test, the application will automatically remind them to get tested again after a designated amount of time.
Who’s your daddy now?