Jun 28, 2016 8:57 PM GMT
I'm a big fan of Scruff. I've met some incredible guy off this app and I love the functionality of it. However, it strikes me as a bit deceitful the way they now allow HIV+ guys to discreetly state their status without actually saying the words. There is no drop-down menu to state your HIV status anymore; only a section where you can list your safety practices. Your options are: Condoms, PrEP or Treatment as Prevention. Which is fine but it seems most guys have no idea what "treatment as prevention" even means. There are thousands of HIV- guys on there who have treatment as prevention listed. Many have PrEP AND Treatment as Prevention listed. You can't do both. They have no idea what it means but they click it anyway. HIV+ guys no longer feel any need to disclose their status because they have that little box ticked that almost no one knows what it means. I feel like it's my right to know if the person I'm about to have sex with is HIV+ or not. And yes, I'm well aware that some people are positive and don't know it but this is a numbers game here and it's good to have that disclosure. This subtle change also silently says it's not cool to ask someone's status. Curious to know you guys thoughts on this.