07/03/2015 10:34 EDT | Updated 07/03/2015 12:59 EDT

Dating With An STI Gets A Bit Easier With New App

A new dating app specifically designed for people with STIs has been launched.

"Hift" helps people with diseases such as herpes, HSV-1, HSV-2, HPV and HIV to connect to others who share their issues, offering "a community of support and love as well as the ability to date others who understand the issues surrounding the contraction and treatment of any STI".

The app functions in a similar way to Tinder, with users creating an account and sharing information about themselves, including the type of STI they are living with. Hift also features the ability to swipe left or right when looking at profiles, depending on who you are attracted to or otherwise. Conversations can only take place when there are mutual likes. The app also has a "Moments" feature.

Hift can be downloaded from the Apple Store or Google Play.

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