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MeetPositives Announces Herpes Dating Website

July 08, 2022
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Facebook Twitter Google Digg Reddit LinkedIn Email, a dating website for people with herpes and other sexually transmitted infections, has recently announced that their platform is available for anyone with an infection, such as HSV-1 and HSV-2 which cause genital herpes, who wants to start dating without the fear of the uncomfortable conversations that can arise when discussing conditions that are, unfortunately, still highly stigmatized. offers a secure, anonymous platform where herpes positive people can meet each other, read each other’s stories about living with herpes and experiences with various treatments. Members on understand what it’s like to live with a genital herpes infection, so people who join the website can find sympathetic minds and maybe even someone special who really knows what it’s like. Members also get to learn more about their condition and how people manage it from others who are experiencing the same thing they are.

Genital herpes, caused by the herpesviruses HSV-1 and HSV-2, affects over 40 million people globally, making it the most common sexually transmitted infection in recent years. Herpes dating is then a relatively widespread struggle, though only a fraction of people with latent herpes simplex virus infections are aware of them. The herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, which case genital herpes, can also cause “orolabial herpes”, which primarily affects the mouth and lips. Orolabial herpes is sometimes called oral herpes, and is also often colloquially known as cold sores. These can also be a concern for people dating with herpes, as herpes can be spread from mouth to genitals or vice versa as easily as it can spread between mouths or between genitals. This is just one of the reasons genital herpes continues to be so prevalent in the human population.

The herpesviruses that cause genital herpes, HSV-1 and HSV-2, are far from the only herpesviruses known to infect humans. Of the over 130 herpes viruses known to science, nine primarily infect humans, at least five of which are extremely widespread across global populations. In addition to HSV 1 and 2, which cause genital herpes and cold sores, humans are often infected by the varicella zoster virus, or HHV-3, which causes chickenpox in children and shingles in adults. The Epstein-Barr virus, or HHV-4, is also quite common, and is known for causing mononucleosis and some other diseases. More than 90% of adults worldwide have been infected with at least one common herpesvirus in their life, and most of those people continue to host a latent form of the virus for the rest of their lives. For this reason, it is especially frustrating that people experiencing genital herpes continue to face stigma regarding their condition, even though most people are infected by the virus that causes genital herpes, or a closely related virus, at some point in their lives.

Thankfully, with the platform provided by Meet Positives herpes dating has become vastly easier, with herpes positive people able to meet others like them and experience many other benefits of membership. Members can learn from other members by reading online discussion forums and individual posts about their stories and how they live with their diagnosis. The information in these spaces can be used to help people manage their own situation, so they can build a better life and continue to thrive in spite of their condition. Because everyone on the platform is also positive, it can be easier for members to open up about their own stories than when talking to people who don’t know what it’s like to have a sexually transmitted infection. This way, members of can benefit from the act of telling their own story and help others who can learn from reading that story. knows that dating is hard for most people even in the best of times. Because many people living with genital herpes fear rejection - or even have experienced rejection - for being honest about their condition, Meet Positives provides a safe platform where people can meet their special someone without worrying about having “the talk”.

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