Texas LGBT groups blame social apps for growing rate of HIV infections

CBS – DALLAS FORT WORTH REPORTS:

Some in the Texas LGBT community are blaming social media and the influx of so-called ‘hook up apps’ for the number of growing HIV infection clusters identified in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, Houston, and San Antonio.

Brett Camp, the Texas regional director for the AIDS HealthcareFoundation, said technology can also be used to track HIV and AIDS cases. “They now have the ability to link how people were infected and if we’ve got somebody who is a ‘super-infector’.”

The volunteer LGBT group Impulse, which their website says is a “group dedicated to promoting healthier sexual lifestyles among gay men,” is urging everybody who uses the apps, both gay and straight, to be on alert.

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