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More than half (60%, 26/43) of newly diagnosed MSM reported meeting sexual partners online in the 12 months prior to their diagnosis.
Opportunities for public health agencies to promote HIV-related health messaging on these sites were limited.
We present the advertising prices and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of the top five sites used by newly diagnosed HIV-positive MSM to meet sexual partners: Grindr, Adam4Adam, Manhunt, Scruff, and Craigslist. Scruff offered free online advertising to selected nonprofit organizations.
Grindr and Manhunt offered reduced, but widely varying, pricing for nonprofit advertisers.
Partnering with hookup sites to reach high-risk MSM for HIV prevention and treatment messaging is an important public health opportunity for reducing disease transmission risks in Rhode Island and across the United States.
The techniques used by the offenders to gain trust vary widely, including expressing love and admiration of the victim, promising to make the victim a star, and providing a ticket to a new location away from the victim’s home.
MSM are up to seven times more likely than non-MSM to have sex with a partner they met online,5 and an estimated 3-6 million MSM meet sexual partners using Internet-based technology.7 A meta-analysis found that nearly half of MSM surveyed had met sexual partners online;7 another study found that 85% of MSM use the Internet to meet other men for sex.5.....
MSM who use the Internet to meet sexual partners are more likely to engage in higher-risk behavior than men who do not meet partners online" -------------------------- "A study like this is an urgent call to action"....."Reducing disease transmission should be part of these organizations' corporate social responsibility programs." "More than 60 percent of Rhode Island men who have sex with men (MSM) diagnosed with HIV in 2013 reported meeting sexual partners online.....
Harassment—from garden-variety name calling to more threatening behavior— is a common part of online life that colors the experiences of many web users.
Fully 73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
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HIV & Online Hookup Sites for Meeting Sexual Partners Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Rhode Island, 2013: A Call for Public Health Action ....."More than 60 percent of Rhode Island men who have sex with men (MSM) diagnosed with HIV in 2013 reported meeting sexual partners online" Download the PDF here ......"Frequent use of hookup sites among newly diagnosed MSM, many of whom presented to care with an AIDS diagnosis, underscores the importance of disseminating prevention and treatment messaging online." ------------- ABSTRACT Frequent use of websites and mobile telephone applications (apps) by men who have sex with men (MSM) to meet sexual partners, commonly referred to as "hookup" sites, make them ideal platforms for HIV prevention messaging.