Anh Vu has been working around the subject of HIV and human rights for years, and following a meeting with Hornet’s CEO, he realised how effective mobile apps like Hornet could be for educating people about the important issues.
Speaking about his work with Hornet, Anh Vu said: “We don’t only want to create a fun space for gay men to meet each other. We also want to create a space where people could learn about HIV, know their status and understand their options when it comes to HIV prevention.
“Hornet was the first dating app to bring out a feature where a user could choose to disclose their HIV status, so people could openly discuss about their HIV status before they engaged in sex. It also comes with a reminder that it is time to get tested or re-tested. We use secure systems to ensure that user information is confidential.”
He also speaks about their #BlueRibbonBoys initiative, which seeks to help raise awareness about HIV treatment and prevention.
Read the full interview here.