AIDS groups around the country will use popular online dating service Gaydar.com.au to get safe-sex messages to more gay men.The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) and AIDS Councils from Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia this week launched a trial of Netreach, a health advice service that will be available in Gaydar.com.au’s chat rooms.Trained outreach workers will offer sexual health information and support through the fully confidential service.AFAO president Ian Rankin said research showed about 50 percent of gay men used chat sites. Gaydar.com.au has more than 250,000 members.

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