Dating sites and apps can play an important role in encouraging men to take care of their health.
For example, Hornet has been promoting sexual health on its app by offering tailored reminders to their HIV-negative and HIV-positive users. Once an HIV-negative user enters the date of their most recent HIV test, Hornet will send a reminder every six months. And once an HIV-positive user enters the date of their last health check-up, Hornet will send a reminder to see their HIV healthcare provider.
Many of us change our sexual health practices over time. We may be using condoms during some periods, or PrEP during others; sometimes we know our viral load to be undetectable and sometimes we may not. For that reason, it’s good to encourage users to update their sexual health fields periodically to make sure they accurately reflect their own HIV status, test dates, and sexual practices. That will help users communicate more effectively with each other, and help them make informed choices.