BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The creators of Tinder, the online dating platform, has announced that it will be including a special function to the popular application. Tinder includes an STD testing locator after receiving several complaints from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation is a non-governmental and non-profit organization which raises awareness regarding AIDS and other forms of STDs through campaigns.
At the beginning of 2015, Tinder, along with other online dating platforms, faced the scold of the AHF. The NGO accused Tinder and other online dating sites of contributing to the spread of STDs. In the beginning, Tinder denied these accusations, and so the AHF had to take more coercive measures into order to force sites like Tinder to cease their activity.
Thus, the NGO started to put up billboards all over New York and Los Angeles. Apart from billboards, the AHF also started several advertisement campaigns, all aimed to show that popular online dating sites like Tinder contribute to the spread of sexually transmitted disease. Moreover, the AHF accused the site of being responsible for the ever increasing cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea.
It was not long before Tinder would react to this new development. Tinder’s management sent an open letter to the NGO, asking them to stop their siege on the online dating site.
In order to reach an agreement, Tinder decided to include an online STD site testing locator, if the AHF will remove the billboards and cease their aggressive advertising campaigns. Under the new terms and conditions, the AHF agreed to bury the hatchet, so to say.
Tinder includes an STD testing locator and the spirits seem to have calm down. Users navigating through Tinder will now see a new option called STD locator. The embedded hyperlink takes the user to the Healthvana site. On this site, users will see the location of several clinics, where they could go and get tested for STDs.
Whitney Engeran Cordova, a sociologist working for the AHF, declared that the NGO is truly committed to set higher standards in term of STD awareness. Thus, she is quite satisfied to see that a giant dating site like Tinder managed to subscribe to the same standards.
Moreover, users who wish to follow the hyperlink embedded on the popular dating site will have exclusive access to materials regarding sexually transmitted diseases. And the application even calculates the nearest clinic where they can get tested for free.
Tinder includes an STD testing locator on the platform in order to curve the rate of STD transmission.