A class action suit against Successful Match alleges that the conglomerate broke the law and its promises of confidentiality to customers on Positive by sharing their HIV and STD statuses on "thousands" of spinoff sites, including HIVGay Men.com, and
The two female plaintiffs say when they joined Positive Singles, the site promised them "fully anonymous profiles" in a service that would connect them with other singles with the same status.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
Most services offer digital messaging, while others provide additional services such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.