Between 20, the survey revealed an increase in the use of mobile applications like Grindr to meet men (24 per cent to 40 per cent).Mobile applications are now the most commonly used way that men in South Australia meet male sex partners, followed by the internet (31 per cent).Wills Logue from Gay Men’s Health SA said the findings impacted how health professionals and educators would deliver their services.
“We increasingly need to engage gay and bisexual men online, through social media, and on their smartphones." In other findings, men who have sex with men continue to report relatively high levels of testing with two-thirds saying they’d been tested in the previous year; however the number was down from the previous survey in 2012.
"Clearly, we need to find ways to reinforce the idea that STI and HIV testing should be regular and a matter of routine, as is recommended in the guidelines," Logue commented.
In better news, the level of HIV-positive men receiving treatment has increased to 95 per cent.
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