STD Rates on the Rise Due to Popularity in New Dating Apps?

Many STD’s such as genital herpes (hsv-2), chlamydia, HIV, HPV, and gonorrhea were on the downswing for many years, with lower rates of infection in the general population. However, recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control indicate that this trend is over, and many STD rates are on the rise again.   Many experts have many theories for the rise in STD transmission rates among the population, and one of the explanations focuses on the popularity of new dating apps such as Tinder.

New dating mobile applications such as Match.com, Tinder, and Plenty of Fish work to match up potential couples. It is a form of speed dating with many individuals going on multiple dates frequently. As a result of the ease of use, and the huge pool of applicants, experts believe that it has helped to loosen attitudes towards casual sex and encourage promiscuity. In term, this has let the youth to have more relaxed attitudes towards sex which experts believe has led to the increase in STD rates.

All across the country, the CDC has reported upticks in all of the major STD’s that are tested.  New mutations to old STD’s that were treatable such as gonorrhea, have made them more difficult to treat. There is now a form of “super-gonorrhea” that is extremely difficult to treat and sometimes permanent.

Most people are unaware of the civil and criminal laws with regards to STD transmissions. Did you know that if your partner knowingly transmits an STD to you, you may have a cause of action civilly for your damages, which includes emotional distress? If you believe you have wrongfully received an STD from a partner with means, please contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell at (949) 305-1400 for a free and private consultation to discuss your claims today.


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