STD Registry is Thousands Of Open, Oozing Lawsuits Waiting To Happen

It doesn't take any fancy book-learning to realize that a user-driven website that purports to list STD carriers could be abused by the public, especially when third-party accounts of the state of the others' genitals are considered reliable.

The website purports itself to be some kind of public service, but rather than serving the needs of a public that wants to avoid getting STD's from all of those nefarious, trenchcoat-wearing, mustache-twirling deliberate herpes-spreaders, it seems instead to serve as a great resource with which to immaturely and anonymously fuck people over. I've never had an STD, but hotdamn am I not okay with this at all.

Speculation about someone's medical history should not be subject to public scrutiny and especially shouldn't be put in a searchable database full of gems like this-

She sleeps around and has passed it on to at least 12 since at least August 2010 and December 2010. Over ten people i know have gotten it and she blamed everyone else instead of admitting she had it. And even though she knows she has it she still has not gone to the doctors to get it checked out.

Many of the super medically accurate disclosures are in ALL CAPS and thus MUCH MORE LEGITIMATE because everyone knows that DOCTORS USUALLY WRITE IN ALL CAPS.

There are multiple fun corners to explore on STDcarriers.com, but the most fucked up area is that which allows site visitors to search for names and cities of the listed. You can also conveniently browse for people who may or may not have been convicted of spreading HIV to sexual partners.

So what happens if you're listed on the site for being a big ho' who broke up with someone nerd who got mad and started writing shit about you on the internet? The site's servers are located in The Bahamas and the name of whoever owns the domain isn't listed, and the site's "listing removal policy" suggests you either contact whoever anonymously posted the listing and ask that they take it down (using, I'd assume, your psychic powers that allow you to discern who anonymous internet commenters are), or go to the doctor, get tested, and send some of your test results to a post office box in Oregon. Thankfully, it doesn't look like the site is quite the Craigslist of the Crotch that it claims to be, but no matter how big or small a site like this is, the fact that it exists is grosser than sending STD herpes results to a Ducks fan.

[STDcarriers.com]