HIV-Positive dating website faces class action lawsuit for allegedly sharing HIV status of users

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One of the largest dating website companies in the world is under fire for allegedly disclosing and publishing the HIV and STD statuses of its customers on its affiliate dating sites without their knowledge.  

In a class action lawsuit against SuccessfulMatch.com, plaintiffs allege in United States District Court that the company broke the law and its promises of confidentiality to customers on PositiveSingles.com, by sharing their HIV and STD status on hundreds of spin-off sites– which include Blackpoz.comSTDhookup.com and HIVGayMen.com.  

Many users on this website are specifically looking for others with their HIV and STD status, as documented in the filed paperwork.  Although a relatively new term, the practice of choosing a sexual partner who has the same serostatus as your own is called serosorting, according to Healthline.com

PositiveSingles.com and SuccessfulMatch.com could not be reached for comment.