“To date, Grindr has helped raise awareness surrounding numerous PrEP initiatives including studies and information sessions,” a spokesman said.
While the conversation around a relatively new HIV prevention method called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) continues to heat up among gay and bisexual men, the massively popular gay dating app Grindr said it has long been involved in building awareness about it among its users.
“Grindr is working with PrEP groups around the country to find ways that utilize Grindr’s network best and most effectively get the word out,” a spokesman for Grindr told BuzzFeed.
HIV/AIDS researchers have used the app to find participants in clinical trials on using PrEP for HIV prevention. Each campaign is broadcasted to users in a specific location “based on request of the location of the research,” the spokesman said.