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In 2012, more than half of all state and local STD programs experienced budget cuts, which resulted in reductions in clinic hours, contact tracing and screening for common STDs, according to a 2016 CDC report.Twenty-one clinics closed that year, the report said.“We have seen the significant impact of state and local budget cuts in STD prevention programs,” the CDC's Bolan said.It has a “Safety Tips” section under the app’s “Settings" that discusses protection measures such as using a condom, and features a link to a CDC website with information on getting tested.The company did not respond to a request for comment.
And Manhunt, which calls itself “the world’s biggest gay hookup site,” partners with Manhunt Cares, an organization that provides health resources for Manhunt's 237,000 active users and the LGBTQ community at large.
Public health professionals trained by the CDC will set up partner notification profiles on Manhunt.
These profiles, which have a special logo, only contact users if they may have been exposed to an STD.“Contact investigation has evolved where we use newer tools,” Hsu said.
From 2014 to 2015 alone, the number of syphilis cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rose by 17.7%, from 63,453 to 74,702.
Along with cuts in STD prevention and treatment resources and possibly more relaxed attitudes toward protection since the advent of life-saving HIV treatments, health experts think the influence of social media on how people meet sex partners may play a role in the upswing.“The way our society is forming partners is now through using a lot of social media, and that is affecting the sexual transmission dynamics we are seeing,” said Gail Bolan, the director of the Division of STD Prevention at the CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention.