"While our members remain anonymous until they decide to meet in person…they are still able to share things about themselves: their interests, activities, experiences, opinions — all of the types of things that define a person and a person's character.Our platform also offers a live chat room…and a personal blog option.
Considering recent estimates that there are over 19.7 million new STD infections annually in the U. Marie became an advocate for STD awareness because her own diagnosis as a teen left her wondering whether her love life would be cut short.
Positive Singles became her support network, giving her a chance to meet other STD-positives and get back into the dating game.
When telling potential partners, our advice can be summarized like this: tell them in person in a calm environment; be honest about your experiences; be positive about yourself and your STD; let them ask questions; share the facts and figures, and point out some good resources; let them have some alone time to do their own research and decide how they would like to proceed; and don’t take their decision personally."What led you to establish the STD project, and what progress have you seen in lifting the stigma surrounding STDs?
"I established The STD Project as a result of my personal experiences.
"That's one of the most common misconceptions we hear at The STD Project.
The number of partners someone has had is only one of the many components of risk.
How do Positive Singles members overcome this hurdle?
"Many members do share photos in their profiles, and others share photos once they've gotten to know someone on the site.
In talking about my experiences publicly, I've had countless conversations that have changed the way people perceive folks with an STD."Positive Singles members are largely anonymous.
What are some ways to establish a personal connection and find compatibility while still shielding your identity?
These days, nobody blushes when the dinner conversation turns to sex. Testing positive for an STD can be isolating, and it can change how you think about finding a partner or starting a family.