The study found that within a year of the launch of a locality-specific Craigslist page, HIV infections began to rise in that area. Of course, Craigslist isn't the only website or app that facilitates easy, no-fuss hookups — everything from Grindr to JDate could theoretically be contributing to the rise in infections.Even controlling for demographic and epidemiological variables, the study's authors found that "a 10% increase in the daily number of personal ads leads to a 0.7% increase in HIV cases annually in a state."This works out to a 16% increase in infection (or 6,000 additional HIV cases every year) adding million to our U. To restore access and understand how to better interact with our site to avoid this in the future, please have your system administrator contact [email protected]
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Due to education, wide availability of condoms and antiretroviral medications, HIV infection rates had been falling or holding steady since the mid-'90s.
But starting in 2005, that trend reversed, and rates have continued to climb since.