New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2008
According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention more than one in five Americans - 45 million people - are infected with genital herpes. In addition, approximately 20 million Americans are currently infected with HPV, and another 6.2 million people become newly infected each year. A more recent study from the CDC suggests that 25% of female teens (3 million) have at least one STD.
With the common place of STD of amongst singles in the US it is alarming to see that less than 1% of STD infected singles are opting to go to online dating sites that caters towards people with Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The largest STD dating services targeting members with STDs do not even have 100,000 active members.
According to Mike Zimmerman, a spokesperson for STD Friends, "The majority of people that have an STD choose to go mainstream online dating services. The majority of these services do not ask or require users to disclose their STDs. While Mainstream online dating services do share a myriad of information about their member such as religion, ethnicity, smoking habits, drinking habits, there are no fields for the purpose of disclosing STDs. Isn't that something people would want to know before getting into a serious relationship?"
Dating sites such as STD Friends offer consumers with STDs an open and safe environment to find other compatible singles. Even singles that do not have an STD have the option of joining. "Whether you have and STD or not, when you join STDFriends.com at least you know what you are getting. You are going to find a highly responsible community of singles with STDs that are looking for love," Zimmerman said.
In the month of March STDFriends.com is offering significant membership discounts to encourage more STD singles to join. Simply enter the promotional code 'STDFRIENDSMARCH' on the subscription page and receive significant savings versus the standard membership fees.