LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tinder has added a Health Safety section to its website that will include a link to Healthvana's free HIV and STD testing site locator, following recommendations by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF).
In September of last year, AHF launched an advocacy and awareness campaign focused on sexual health and safety on dating sites with billboards and other advertisements in Los Angeles and New York City. With Tinder having added a Health Safety section and a link to Healthvana’s testing locator, AHF is now removing the billboards and ads mentioning Tinder.
“Tinder is proud to empower millions of users to create relationships,” said Dr. Jessica Carbino, Lead Sociologist at Tinder. “An important aspect of any healthy relationship – whether formed on Tinder or otherwise – is ensuring sexual health and safety. We’d be delighted to see other major social networks follow in our footsteps in educating the public.”
“Staying healthy in today’s dating world means getting tested regularly, practicing safe sex and having honest conversations about your HIV and STD status. Healthvana empowers people with actionable health information at their fingertips so they can make better decisions. We already have hundreds of thousands of people using our testing locator to find free, quick and confidential testing at sexual health clinics near them” said Ramin Bastani, CEO of Healthvana.
“The CDC recently reported that sexually transmitted diseases increased dramatically in 2014. We are unfortunately now waging an uphill battle on this front. The CDC also noted, the majority of these infections are affecting young people – the demographic that is on their mobile phones all day long,” said Whitney Engeran Cordova, Senior Director, Public Health Division for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “This is why it is such welcome news that Tinder will add a Health Safety section with a link to Healthvana, making it easier for people to find testing locations through an easily accessible, modern platform. And we hope to see other dating sites do the same.”
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 575,000 individuals in 35 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare
Healthvana is a cloud-based technology platform that improves communication between healthcare providers and their patients – leading to more efficient staff and happier patients. The company's HIPAA compliant, patient engagement solutions include electronic patient intake, electronic test results delivery with next steps, electronic reminders and an HIV and STD testing locator. Since launching in the summer of 2014, Healthvana had delivered over 200,000 test results to patients across the United States - with over 80% of patients checking their results within one day. Learn more: www.Healthvana.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.