Experts around the globe are fast realising that one of the most effective channels for providing sexual health information and education is via the Smartphone app, given their massive popularity and reach. Grindr alone has had over 10 million downloads and and has worked with public health organisations, health clinics, and advocacy organisations to raise awareness of sexual health issues. For example, David Stuart, substance use adviser for Genitourinary Medicine and HIV at 56 Dean Street, says:
“Apps have become one of the most relied-upon source of sex by MSM at our clinics.”
Read more about how apps are becoming a vital platform for disseminating sexual health information at the Lancet website here.
Meanwhile, the Terence Higgins Trust has launched a survey as part of a European research project which “aims to better understand the impact of smart phone applications (used for meeting sexual partners) on both the sexual health of men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV prevention activities in Europe.” You can take the short survey by clicking the button below. The survey closes on November 7th 2014.