A drop-down menu offers a dozen sexually transmitted infections. Other sites: MPw (Meet people with H), positivesdating.com, stdmatch.net, and People don't have to worry about being rejected on the basis of their conditions.
The site also includes people with HPV, the human papillomavirus."A lot of my clients are looking for relationships and they are on dating websites like e Harmony and Match, but then the question is, 'When do I tell him or her that I have herpes?If I tell them right away, that person is going to go away.But if I let the relationship develop and wait to tell the person, is that betrayal? "It makes dating really hard."There are more than 110 million sexually transmitted infections among men and women in the United States, and there are 20 million new infections each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Its report includes eight common sexually transmitted infections: chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B virus, herpes, HIV, HPV, syphilis and trichomoniasis."There are more and more sites being created catering to people who are infected," says Diana Kirschner, a psychologist who wrote Find Your Soul Mate Online in 6 Simple Steps.
"Part of the reason is that one in four women is infected with herpes.It's off the charts, and there is a great deal of shame associated with being diagnosed with one of these diseases."To find a match on STD dating website Positive Singles.com, a user enters typical dating site information: gender, age, location -- and what infection they have.