LONDON — European gay hook-up apps including Grindr and Hornet are giving free ad space for a new HIV testing initiative, Pink News reports.
The initiative is supported by HIV organizations from 23 EU countries, and was organized by groups including Terrence Higgins Trust (UK), Soa Aids Nederland (Netherlands), RSFL (Sweden) and Iskorak (Croatia).
“We’re proud to be supporting European HIV Testing Week because health promotion has been the core pillar of Grindr for Equality since its inception,” said Joel Simkhai, chief executive of Grindr. “Making the world safe for LGBTQ people means fighting this epidemic and it’s personally very important to me to use this platform for that goal.”
According to the Pink News report, Cary James from Terrence Higgins Trust said, “This collaboration shows what can be achieved if we work together on a European level. Our common goal is ending the HIV epidemic in Europe while improving the health and wellbeing of men who have sex with men. By working together we can add value to national HIV programs and achieve that goal sooner.”