IBTIMES - July 23 - In 2012, three years after the creation of Grindr, 'Grindr for equality' was launched to raise awareness of gay health issues and LGBTQ rights. For the last year, one Grindr for Equality initiative has particularly stood out, and that's its work to inform users about PrEP. PrEP is for people who are at very high risk of HIV. It involves taking a combination of two HIV medicines sold under the name Truvada, on a daily basis. This prevents people from contracting the virus. Truvada for PrEP provides 92%-99% reduction in HIV risk for HIV-negative individuals. Last year, Grindr conducted a survey which revealed that only 1 users in 4 was on PrEP in the US. 72% said they were interested in starting someday, but many pointed out a lack of info. "Following our survey, we decided to make PrEP a key priority for 2016", said Jack Harrison Quintana, director of Grindr for Equality. In the most recent survey, Grindr found that ~46% of respondents were now taking PrEP.