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Sexually Transmitted Disease, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and Pregnancy Testing Behaviors Among Internet and Mobile Dating Application Users and Nonusers, 2016

Coor, Alexandra MPH*; Kachur, Rachel MPH*; Friedman, Allison MS; Witbart, Lauren MPH; Habel, Melissa A. MPH§; Bernstein, Kyle PhD*; Hogben, Matthew PhD*

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000997
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We examined 2016 United States market research to understand the demographics and sexual health testing behaviors of dating app users. Internet/app users were more likely to be young adults, male, nonwhite, of Hispanic ethnicity, and unmarried. Users also reported greater testing for sexually transmitted disease, human immunodeficiency virus, and pregnancy.

United States market research from 2016 found dating app users reported greater testing for sexually transmitted disease, human immunodeficiency virus, and pregnancy.

From the *Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention,

Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases,

Office of the Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, and

§Division of Global HIV and TB, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA

Correspondence: Alexandra Coor, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, M/S US12-2, Atlanta, GA 30329. E-mail: yfu3@cdc.gov.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Received for publication December 4, 2018, and accepted March 10, 2019.

Online date: March 15, 2019

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