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Nest right and friend Jesse look at gay dating apps on a smart phone, in Bangkok, Thailand. Nest browses Growlr, a meet-up app for 'bears', on his smart phone. Like many other gay adolescents, he uses mobile apps to meet up for dates. But some of my friends just meet up for sex. Although new HIV infections are falling overall, they are rising among teenagers. In , there were at least , adolescents aged living with HIV in the region, with major cities like Bangkok and Hong Kong hubs of new infections. The epidemic is growing fastest among young gay and bisexual men, and the rise of mobile dating apps is one of the key driving factors. Unlike Internet dating, their precursor, mobile apps are location based — they show other users available in the immediate area, in real time.
Jump to navigation. Those most affected are men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people and people who inject drugs. Spouses of these populations, migrants and prisoners are also more vulnerable to HIV than others. A study has shown that nearly 10 million people avoided HIV transmission because of early intervention programmes with key affected populations between and There were 6, new HIV infections in Thailand in Unsafe injecting drug use is the second biggest transmission route. Increased access to prevention services has resulted in new infections decreasing among some groups but they are rising among others.
From: Bangkok Post. Despite impressive progress in the global fight against HIV, infection rates are still rising among high-risk groups including adolescents. Kavee was 15 years old and experiencing all the joys and challenges of teenage life, but his heart sank when he saw his HIV test result. Now 19, he recalls the time when his sexual preferences were beginning to emerge. He knew his family regarded such choices as a stigma, and confronting them with the news that he was HIV-positive would only strain the already fragile relationship they had.
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By Catpian Slackbladder , June 3, in General topics. A friend of mine recently split up from his partner and is looking to get back on the dating scene. However, to be nice and open he would like to meet a women with the same diagnosis therefore there is no social stigma attahced when people he is dating are informed of his health which is what he is scared of. Wouldnt have thought there be any places openly doing this in LOS but others may know more then i. By webfact Started Just now.