Grindr App To Offer HIV Test Reminders

Dating app Grindr will now send men who opt into the service a reminder every three weeks to six months to get a sexual health check-up by pointing them to the nearest testing site.

Speaking with the New York Times Jack Harrison-Quintana, Grindr’s director for equality explained that the company is making the move to “reduce H.I.V. transmission and support our whole community — regardless of HIV status — in living long and fulfilling lives”.

Grindr has 3.3 million daily app users around the globe, and has medical experts calling the decision “excellent” as it will “‘demedicalize’ testing and destigmatize it”.


A screenshot of the Grindr app’s testing reminder | Grindr

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