Supporting sexual health through translation

Students on London Met's Translation BA programme have translated a Preptrack sexual health app into five new languages.

Date: 20 September 2022

Students on London Met’s Translation BA programme have partnered with the Preptrack Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation developing technology for sexual health.

Preptrack builds mobile apps to support the use of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), a drug that provides protection from HIV infection.

Unlike many other charities, they operate as a tech start-up bringing together talented people to build products that will have the biggest impact; but unlike a start-up, they are not motivated by profit. They exists solely to serve the community and improve sexual health.

Under the guidance of course leader Dr Piero Toto, the students worked to translate Preptrack’s app into five new languages, to support the organisation’s goal of helping as many people as possible to make use of PrEP, so they can feel free to enjoy safe sex.

Thanks to their hard work, the app is now available in French, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Romanian, as well as English.

Samuel Bell, founder of Preptrack, said: “We want to thank Dr Piero Toto and the Translation students at London Metropolitan University for supporting us by preparing these translations.

“Talking about sex and sexual health can be tricky in any language, but we hope that you will find Preptrack to be supportive and easy to use, whatever language it is in.”

Image via the Preptrack Foundation

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