Like many other gay adolescents, he uses mobile apps to meet up for dates. “I don’t like to have sex at the first meeting, I prefer to chat and get to know the person first.
This can lead to spontaneous sex and risky behaviour.
By connecting adolescents to a larger network of potential sexual partners, the apps also enable any HIV infections to spread further and faster.
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The accessibility of mobile technology and social media has contributed to a rise in new HIV infections among adolescents in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new UNICEF report.
A new report – Adolescents: Under the Radar in the Asia-Pacific AIDS Response – published by the Asia-Pacific Inter-Agency Task Team on Young Key Populations, which includes UNICEF, UNAIDS and others, shows that the Asia-Pacific region is facing a ‘hidden epidemic’ of HIV among adolescents.
The epidemic is growing fastest among young gay and bisexual men, and the rise of mobile dating apps is one of the key driving factors.