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Web site lists people with sexually transmitted diseases, but is it verifiable?

OREGON. - On the internet, you can now find lists of people in your community and across the world that have sexually transmitted diseases, but it turns out anyone can post a person's name, regardless of whether they have an STD or not.

It all started in Oregon when a girl told her boyfriend that she had a sexually transmitted disease. So he started a Web site called STDcarriers.com to warn others.

The site organizes people by state and even has been viewed globally. The issue is that there is no way to verify if the information is true.

Florida attorney Carmen Dellutri says the Web site is hiding behind a series of disclaimers.

"Saying that we're not going to guarantee that any of this information is true, we're just providing a platform for people to voice their concerns. Frankly, I have a little problem with that because the First Amendment is not a license to publish private information," she said.

Dellutri says people listed on the site can sue based on several claims, including invasion of privacy - even if the claim is true - and whether the site serves a public purpose.

Suing the website creator may not be the answer.

"If you sue him, you're going to spend a lot of money in attorney fees and costs and there's probably going to be a lot of publicity," said Dellutri. 

Dellutri says once this information is out on the Internet - it's there forever and he doesn't believe it's looking out for the public's health.

"I think there should be a federal government entity that should take this Web site down. I don't think it has a legitimate purpose at all," he said. 

According to the site, to clear your name, you have to send in private information proving you don't have a sexually transmitted disease.
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