She pointed out that the high-profile outbreak of HIV in southern Indiana’s rural Scott County last year led to a short-term boost of people who wanted to get tested.
The 2015 outbreak in Scott County was traced to injection drug abuse by users of the painkiller Opana.
Hopper said statistics were not immediately available this week on the number of new clients who reported drug use as the source of their HIV diagnosis.
"I understand the news cycle right now is very focused on these issues," Grindr's security chief Bryce Case told Axios after the report was released.
"I think what’s happened to Grindr is, unfairly, we’ve been singled out.
Some experts say that casual attitude may be one reason why many sexually active young people don’t take don’t take preventive measures, leaving them at risk for HIV infections.
For example, in a 2015 survey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 43 percent of sexually active U. high school students did not use a condom the last time they had sex.