In their annual sexually transmitted disease STD surveillance report, the Centers for Disease Control CDC reported more than 2 million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in Some researchers relate the increased use of dating apps and the STDs increase. Studies consistently conclude with the need for more data. These factors consistently show a correlation to a higher risk of STD:.
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Popular dating apps could soon help stop the spread of record high STD infections among their users. Grindr and other primarily gay dating apps are exploring ways to add the ability for people who test positive for an STD to notify partners using the app, Mashable has learned in multiple interviews with public health experts. According to Dr. Bauer and Wohlfeiler, the most immediate and likely iteration of this functionality will be through a section in the apps that links out to existing anonymous notification services. Wolfheiler said that this sort of service is "currently being designed and piloted," but that there is no firm timeline for release. In-app messaging — in which an STD notification takes place entirely within the app ecosystem — is on the table as well. Bauer said in a recent phone call with Mashable.
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The World Health Organization expressed alarm Thursday at the lack of progress on curbing sexually transmitted diseases, while one of its experts warned of complacency as dating apps are spurring sexual activity. The UN health agency said in a fresh report that every day globally there were more than one million new cases of treatable sexually transmitted diseases STD or infections STI. WHO found that there were more than million new cases of chlamydia , gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis and syphilis registered around the world in —the latest year for which data is available. That is basically the same number as WHO reported in its previous study, based on data from A WHO expert on sexually transmitted infections, Teodora Wi, separately told journalists there were concerns that condom use may be declining as people have lost their fear of contracting HIV in step with the emergence of available and effective antiviral treatments.
It's a line that seems tailor-made for morning news shows, designed to be read in that formal, faux-inquisitive tone newscasters use before cutting to commercial break. It's true that STD rates have risen in the U. Alongside straight coverage of this rise, reports drawing the line between STDs and dating apps have also proliferated on local news , digital outlets , and cable networks around the country. The simplistic sound bite reared its ugly head again when, in May, the California Department of Public Health released its own study on the rise of STDs in the state. In , there were , cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and early syphilis, a 45 percent increase from five years prior and a record high for the third year in a row.