The most well-known of the sites is Positive Singles, which boasts that it’s the largest dating site and app for those with herpes, HPV, HIV, AIDs and Hepatitis.

It has the ease of Tinder, which is no doubt how it’s racked up more than 818,000 members across the world since its launch in 2001.

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Find love, support and happiness” or “A seriously cool place to make friends with something in common”.

Believe it or not the market is so popular that there’s tonnes of different sites out there.

From STD Friends to Herpes Passions and HIV Mingle, there's a whole host of websites for people with sexually transmitted infections looking for love.

Online dating has grown massively over the past few years and there’s a niche site to cater to pretty much every kinky fantasy under the sun.

But there’s a little-known sector that’s secretly thriving – dating sites for people with STDs.

People I’ve spoken to say they provide hope for the future.“For example, we must remember HIV is only three letters, not a sentence; so there is a whole life after diagnosis, even children.” Unsurprisingly, the growth of STI-specific dating outlets goes hand-in-hand with the rising number of people getting diagnosed.

According to the American Sexual Health Association, more than half of all people will have an STD in their lifetime while the World Health Organisation says that roughly one million people catch an STI every day across the world.

Typically it’s free to join but members can pay to unlock advanced features.

Sexpert Brigitte Bard, founder of Sexual Health Revolution, Last Taboo and CEO of Bio Sure UK, said: “I believe websites which match people who are open about their STI status serve a really good purpose.“They make people feel comfortable and safe when re-entering the dating scene.

A recent survey revealed that most of it’s users are in their twenties and thirties.

Meanwhile, the site Date Positive lets users search for a partner according to which infection they have.