Experts claim use of apps and social media to find sexual partners, combined with ignorance about HIV born of social stigma, have increased infection. While technology may have strengthened the fight against HIV and Aids in many countries, in Pakistan it has led to an increase in HIV infection among young people, health experts and activists have warned. Mobile apps and social media have opened new avenues for social encounters in the conservative south Asian country. For gay men and male sex workers in particular, smartphones provide a degree of sexual liberation, a way of connecting with partners away from the streets. Yet many remain unaware of the risks of HIV, allowing the spread of the virus to accelerate. HIV rates have jumped dramatically in Pakistan over the past 10 years, from 8, people living with HIV in to nearly 46, in — a
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