The Craigslist/HIV Link

Like we didn’t know that craigslist hookups weren’t grody as hell.

A study published in MIS Quarterly has linked the spread of HIV to popular classifieds site craigslist. How could they possibly get that information? Easily, in fact. Researchers compared rates of HIV infection in cities before and after craigslist entered the market. The entry of craigslist into a market results in, on average, a 15.9% increase in HIV cases. Considering that researchers looked at data from 33 states from 1999 to 2008, that equals about 6,000 new cases. According to the researchers, “Our study results suggest that there is a new social route of HIV transmission that is taking place in this digital era.”

If that isn’t a reminder to wear a condom, I don’t know what is.

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