New York (CNN) grinderPopular LGBTQ+ dating app is distributing free at-home HIV tests as part of a new public health initiative.
The app described in blog post Access to HIV testing is “one of the biggest limitations in the fight against the persistent HIV epidemic”. HIV Continues to Affect Gay, Bi and Trans Communities more than many other groups.
This test is now available for US-based users to order within the main menu of the app using the new “Free HIV Home Test” button. The OraQuick Kit is an FDA-approved over-the-counter test that takes about 20 minutes to wipe the gums and see the results.
Grindr is Project “Takeaway” We have partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University, Building Healthy Online Communities, a consortium of public health programs and gay dating apps.
To date, the program has distributed 125,000 HIV test kits, according to Grindr’s blog post, with a third of those kits sent to people taking the test for the first time. These partners are together. The goal is for him to distribute 1 million kits in the next five years, and Grindr hopes to expand the program to other countries.
a 2019 CDC Report We found that less than 40% of people in the United States are screened for HIV. It recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and her age 64 be tested at least once by her. For people diagnosed with HIV positive, the CDC recommends seeking immediate treatment with many of the drugs currently available.
Grindr went public last year and has approximately 12 million monthly active users. The stock has risen about 30% over the year.