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October 5, 2012

Grindr Can Be Useful in Recruiting for HIV Prevention Studies

HIV prevention studies can effectively recruit gay men using the gay dating mobile app Grindr, according to a study in the journal AIDS and Behavior reported by aidsmap. Los Angeles researchers posted an advertisement on Grindr in 2010 to recruit gay men for a rectal microbicide study. A total of 24 percent of study participants were eventually recruited through Grindr, and users of the app were more likely to complete their screening visit and enroll in the study.

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Chris, Tampa, FL, 2012-10-12 17:33:03
Just because a study CAN recruit through Grindr doesn't mean they SHOULD. After working on numerous studies like this, I can tell you that just because a certain "group" or "population" is more likely to respond or complete a task, it doesn't mean that they are the BEST for that study. That's how terrible statistics are formulated.

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