Shocking Number Of Grindr Users Have Never Been Tested For HIV/AIDS, Report Finds

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    Oct 04, 2013 4:53 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/grindr-hiv-test_n_4025569.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    Do you use Grindr?

    Do you get tested for HIV and other STDs on a regular basis?
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    Oct 04, 2013 5:17 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/grindr-hiv-test_n_4025569.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    Do you use Grindr?

    Do you get tested for HIV and other STDs on a regular basis?


    Since joining here I haven't been on it nearly as often. I mainly use it to kill time, since I don't add any gaming apps. Plus it would be impossible for me to have anything. I know it's lame, but I'd like to believe if a gay guy wants to aim for a similar standard to a heterosexual relationship it can be achieved.
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    Oct 04, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    ...ugh

    Grindr people around here are gross and aren't even very fun to troll

    I'll admit I almost never get tested (I don't really have a reason to since I don't exactly get around ever and I'm paranoid about safe sex) but I'm HIV- as of a month ago when I had a bunch of bloodwork done.
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    GAMRican saidhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/grindr-hiv-test_n_4025569.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

    Do you use Grindr?

    Do you get tested for HIV and other STDs on a regular basis?


    Its hardly shocking Allan, sad but true. Grindr seems to be for the lower end of the market. And I get tested regularly depending on my sexual activities.
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    Oct 04, 2013 8:37 AM GMT
    they really should just open up a clinic at all the bars. they did a fun study here ages ago. just took lots of samples of everyone anonymously. would love to have seen the results.
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    Oct 04, 2013 8:44 AM GMT
    Apparition saidthey really should just open up a clinic at all the bars. they did a fun study here ages ago. just took lots of samples of everyone anonymously. would love to have seen the results.


    Can you imagine lol, I know from personal experience that very few "men that have sex with men" (ie not gay but etc etc) in Perth never get tested.
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    Oct 04, 2013 9:11 AM GMT
    boorangOz said
    Apparition saidthey really should just open up a clinic at all the bars. they did a fun study here ages ago. just took lots of samples of everyone anonymously. would love to have seen the results.


    Can you imagine lol, I know from personal experience that very few "men that have sex with men" (ie not gay but etc etc) in Perth never get tested.


    I kind of live in a nerdy place. Here even the STRAIGHT people get tested regularly. (I worked with a lot of factory worker types with triple digit conquests) I dont think i have met very man guys actively hooking up that really didnt know their status.
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    Oct 04, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    I don't get tested because I don't fool around and I have a Grindr.

    We have free testing nights at my work every Thursday. Maybe 10 people of the 300+ we get even do it.
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    Oct 04, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    But all the guys have D&DF in their profiles, therefore your thread is INVALID!
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    Oct 04, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
    Apparition saidthey really should just open up a clinic at all the bars. they did a fun study here ages ago. just took lots of samples of everyone anonymously. would love to have seen the results.


    They do that here. Some place or another has testing every night.
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    Oct 04, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    My husband & I get screened for HIV every few months. We ask it be included in blood draws done for other recurring purposes.

    Our reason is two-fold:

    - It's a mark of our open trust for each other. We are monogamous, and never cheat. But we also both lost our former partners who cheated, or were cheated on, guys who swore they didn't cheat, but did cheat and contracted HIV. We each have authorized the other to see our full medical records. If the other cheats and catches something, we will know it, HIV or any STI.

    - We work with the at-risk gay community. We tell others to be tested frequently. We must be able to say to them we do the same thing, as an example. If we say instead that we don't test, because we aren't at risk, that becomes an excuse for these other guys.

    "Well, I'm not at risk either, so I won't test."

    The illusion that "I'm not at risk" and "I can't have been exposed" is what kills more gay men from AIDS than anything else. Denial is a death warrant.

    So you test regardless. And if my monogamous husband & I can test, then YOU can test. I don't care if you haven't had sex in years. Test anyway, and set a good example for others. If you have nothing to worry about, then what have you got to worry about? icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 04, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    met my Fiancé on Grindr. We're both tested.
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    Oct 04, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    I only met 2 guys on grindr for a short date,any never slept with any of them. I'm glad now! icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 04, 2013 10:36 PM GMT
    I just read the article. 10% is not really that high of a number. I mean if 90% of all gay men on Grindr have been tested that is actually pretty good! lol. What the fuck am I missing? I dont think nowhere close to 90% of the gay guys off grindr have been tested for HIV. Can somebody explain to me how this is a shocking number? Do you guys know that the percent of adults ever tested for HIV doesnt even reach 50%?
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    Oct 04, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    charlitos saidI just read the article. 10% is not really that high of a number. I mean if 90% of all gay men on Grindr have been tested that is actually pretty good! lol. What the fuck am I missing? I dont think nowhere close to 90% of the gay guys off grindr have been tested for HIV. Can somebody explain to me how this is a shocking number? Do you guys know that the percent of adults ever tested for HIV doesnt even reach 50%?


    10% of 1300 is 130 people. That is a lot. If they infect others it could even double. 260. That means 130 + 260 = 390 now infected.
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    Oct 04, 2013 10:45 PM GMT
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    charlitos saidI just read the article. 10% is not really that high of a number. I mean if 90% of all gay men on Grindr have been tested that is actually pretty good! lol. What the fuck am I missing? I dont think nowhere close to 90% of the gay guys off grindr have been tested for HIV. Can somebody explain to me how this is a shocking number? Do you guys know that the percent of adults ever tested for HIV doesnt even reach 50%?


    10% of 1300 is 130 people. That is a lot. If they infect others it could even double. 260. That means 130 + 260 = 390 now infected.


    and 50% of 1300(untested adults off Grindr) is 650 people which is 5 times 130. If they infect others it would mean double or 10 times 130. That means 650 + 1300 = 1950 now infected.

    1950 > 390

    Shouldnt you be more afraid of the real world?
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    Oct 04, 2013 11:04 PM GMT
    charlitosShouldnt you be more afraid of the real world?


    Well I don't see any flaws in your argument. However when I do have sex, I would use a condom. It will be reduce the risks, but it won't completely get rid of it. And if I do have sex I will get tested anyway.
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    Oct 14, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    UK: Two Men, One With HIV, Admit To Unprotected Sex With Dozens Of Underage Gay Teens

    "Two UK men, Anthony Marsh (pictured, right) and Lee Davis have confessed to using Grindr and other gay sex apps and sites to "groom" teenage boys as young as 13-years old for sex."

    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/two-men-one-hiv-admit-unprotected-sex-dozens-underage-gay-teens
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    Oct 14, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    The words 'slut' and 'whore' come to mind. Any surprise Grinding Grindr guys do not know they are HIV positive?
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    Oct 14, 2013 9:02 PM GMT
    It recently occurred to me that its no coincidence its always the same 100 people on there yet I'm in downtown toronto with literally tens of thousands of gay men. What are the chances?

    Walking cases of STI's.
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    Oct 14, 2013 10:40 PM GMT
    I know quite a few people that use Grindr just as a way to meet friends, dates, etc. Not everyone uses it as some hook up fest tool.

    Either way, if you have sex with someone. You should be having sex as if they are positive in the first place.
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    Oct 14, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    I have a full panel run every 3 months. Why? Because I want to know, and..., I have a higher responsibility not to make someone else ill. It's just the right thing to do.

    You always assume that someone might have a STD. Many folks have stuff, and they don't even know it.

    Getting tested for HIV is NOT ENOUGH. Get the full panel.
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    metta8 saidUK: Two Men, One With HIV, Admit To Unprotected Sex With Dozens Of Underage Gay Teens

    "Two UK men, Anthony Marsh (pictured, right) and Lee Davis have confessed to using Grindr and other gay sex apps and sites to "groom" teenage boys as young as 13-years old for sex."

    http://instinctmagazine.com/post/two-men-one-hiv-admit-unprotected-sex-dozens-underage-gay-teens


    Wow... Seriously?

    "The sex was usually unprotected and Marsh, who has HIV, did not tell the teenagers that he carried the virus."

    That is nasty. Cruel and nasty.