Uh-Oh: You Might Have an STD! The Whole World Might Know, Too

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Love is supposed to be everlasting. Unfortunately for many, the only permanent thing to come out of a relationship is an incurable sexually transmitted disease.

And that's why Cyrus Sullivan, of Portland, Ore., claims that he runs STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services, a website that lists claimed and confirmed carriers by their names, locations, descriptions, and sometimes their photos.

The database is completely open to the public -- you don't have to login to browse the listings, and many of the recently added carriers' pics are displayed prominently on the site's front page. Users submit photos freely. There are about 1,500 listings.

From the workmanlike design and sluggish flash slideshow and bizarre comparisons between Pearl Harbor's "hostile Asian men" and STD awareness, you might get the impression that Sullivan, who also runs an online reputation-management business, operates with a tongue-in-cheek M.O.

And you'd be wrong: Sullivan is for real and his work (for better or for worse) is heartfelt, -- and he has updated his site just in time for Valentine's Day.

From the mission statement: "It is our goal that by promoting the sharing of information that we can ultimately protect you health from dangerous diseases while protecting your civil liberties and providing quality entertainment."

Oh boy.

"It was based on a personal experience," he told Runnin' Scared. "I was dating some chick during college who didn't disclose to me that she had herpes. I was kind of upset about that, and I kind of created the site and put her on there as kind of like, the first person. It kind of made me look like I was looking for revenge, but I actually wasn't doing it for revenge."

So Sullivan started STD carriers in 2008 and has made his rounds in the media circuit from time to time since then. He's gone through a couple of re-designs, but he hopes that this latest red-black motif will propel him to a new professional level.

The press release gives a little more info than the relatively reticent Sullivan:

"Surfing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) online has never looked good until now thanks to the dynamic facelift STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services received just in time for Valentine's Day. The super fabulous makeover is part of an effort to increase the fun factor of STD Carriers, improve the overall image of the site's founder, and increase the value of its reputation management services. Since its launch STDCarriers.com has always been criticized as a poorly designed invasion of privacy. Those days are history because what was once described as "a disorganized mess of red, white, and blue" is now a well organized STD fighting machine with a cross browser compatible CSS3 layout built to look great in up to date versions of all major browsers. Further improvements include a dynamic search tool that allows users to surf the STD Registry for keywords asynchronously without the need of a page refresh and a gallery of recent images now graces the home page above the latest work of anonymous users. The site's founder began the much overdue overhaul about a week ago after a colleague convinced him that the old site was making him look bad professionally. The founder took this to heart because until that day he always felt immune to such things believing that he could always explain the lies of his critics to people that really matter as the rants of insignificant malcontents, but that colleague shattered his senses of innocence and security with the knowledge that important people might not look past his first design before they can see his better work. Having accepted the fact that his innocence is lost forever the founder finds calm as his sense of security rebounds with the knowledge that it will be years before STDCarriers.com is technically capable of making him look bad again now that surfing for STDs feels like shopping online.

Sullivan also runs similarly set-up websites that identify accused online bullies and alleged illegal aliens.

He doesn't think that there's anything wrong with posting individuals' personal information online -- and calling them STD carriers -- without their diagnoses being confirmed. Sullivan thinks its a public service.

As far as the people who get listed who don't have STDs?

"It has happened," he tells Runnin' Scared. "It's removable if you send in a negative test result. It's not always true that when something is on the web it could be there forever. If somebody's on it, and I remove it, it's going to disappear eventually -- unless some other people decide to search engine copy and post links to it."

Sullivan also doesn't think that there's a conflict of interest with running both a reputation-ruining website -- and an internet business where he charges money to improve people's online reputations.  

"I dont think there's ever an ethical conflict with helping someone improve their reputation," he says. "I mean, beyond making changes, beyond that, it's really just recomendations to see what they have."

Follow Victoria Bekiempis @vicbekiempis.

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montegobay0
montegobay0

Andrew Thomas webb dob 4/14/79 gave me herpies and sleeps with lots of women allover different states cities lived in texas now is hiding in another state to start new life so he can sleep with other women possibly in lousiana ohio or virginia works as a fab in chemical companies very convincing and bipolar socio, narcissistic smokes kush and take s hgh steroid s

READIT
READIT

Brad Faust in Jackson MI HAS HSV I  AND ISN'T TELLING ANYONE. He'll also give you other infections, depending on who he is whoring around with and if he cleaned his dick, which he probably didn't.

Noname
Noname

Dean Michael Pisante, 51 years old of Torrington, CT has owned The Litchfield County Shine shoppe for many years and has a great following. 

acesback2back
acesback2back

Dean Michael Pisante, 51 years old of Torrington, CT is a multi symptom freak. infected with syphillis, gonorreah, herpes simplex & HIV...tells people its Bells Palsy. has infected my girlfriend, now ex of course Annette Moore VanDeusen, 48 years old of Winsted, CT(111 torringford road, unit 31, 06090

babyvixen915
babyvixen915

This is a warning this guy named Eric who is a soldier dated a friend of mine and when she took a STD test she tested positive and Eric was the only man she been with granted military does force manditory STD/ HIV testing but still they should be also forced to tell if they are positive.

Friendsofcyrussullivan
Friendsofcyrussullivan

For anyone looking to sue Cyrus Sullivan, his information is publicly available. He is a criminal wanted on a warrant in Portland Oregon for assaulting a woman in 2010.Cyrus Andrew Sullivan (lives with his mother, Patricia Jane Sullivan)1236 SE 46th Portland OR 97215This is where you should have your attorney serve a lawsuit/papers.Cyrus Sullivan phone# 541-231-9388 publicly available, not a private phone numberPatricia Jane Sullivan phone# 503-235-0746 publicly available

Cyrus Sullivan's father is David Sullivan, who can be found at the Oregon State University School of Business website, where he has information up. He's a retired professor. He lives in Albany. for more information, please visit cyrus-sullivan-portland-oregon....

And a lawsuit can and will be won against Cyrus Sullivan, and his home, websites, and all of his assets can be taken away. Watch this video to see a top US Cybercrime attorney stating that Cyrus is open game for a big ole lawsuit. It's open season on Cyrus Sullivan in 2012!http://www.andersoncooper.com/...

Friends of cyrus sullivan
Friends of cyrus sullivan

For anyone looking to sue Cyrus Sullivan, his home address and phone number are publicly available.Cyrus and Patricia Sullivan (this is his mother, whom he lives with):

1236 SE 46th Portland OR 97215That is where your lawsuit paperwork should be served.

Cyrus Sullivan publicly available phone# 541-231-9388Patricia Sullivan publicly available phone# 503-235-0746

For futher lawsuit info: http://cyrus-sullivan-portland...

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

The slideshow is much better now. I replaced it with a jQuery slider that loads images in order of newest to oldest and it has buttons for first/last. The old one was both sluggish and ugly, but it was also responsible for crashing the database because it did a new query every few seconds before loading a new image. This new one only loads images when the page loads before making a different one visible every few seconds.

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

Also, the other sites she mentioned are dot com domains called Illegal Alien Report and Cyberbullying Report.

llegal Alien Report is just like STD Carriers, but with keywords about immigration instead of STDs. I launched it mostly because at the time I was only known as the STD guy and I had been burned by bad TV news journalists, so I wanted to see if I could generate a buzz about a new and innovative product no matter what it was. When IAR became the second website of mine to be featured on CNN within just one month of launch in less than 2 years I proved that my skills can make a difference for not just one crackpot idea, but any crackpot idea.

Cyberbullying Report is a place for people victimized by cyberbullying to fire back at their attackers. Cyberbullying Report could be really useful to people who find themselves victimized by a false STD report because they can use it to turn the tables on their attacker by posting the truth about what their attacker is doing and offer to remove their Cyberbullying Report if the attacker removes the false STD report.

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

Overall I like this article, but I feel the need to clarify a couple things.

First off I appreciate the "workmanlike design" compliment, but your point about the "sluggish flash slideshow" is not accurate because that is not a flash slideshow. It is an AJAX slideshow that uses ASP.Net update panels and a timer control to produce a basic sluggish slideshow that I don't like either and I am looking for a good jQuery slider to replace it with ASAP.

The "hostile Asian men" part of the mission statement just tries to use Pearl Harbor as an example of something from history that would have been different if a better early warning system were in place. A similar comparison could be pre-1900s tsunami deaths that could have been prevented if an early warning system were in place.

I also feel a bit embarrassed by the quote "unless some other people decide to search engine copy and post links to it". I don't remember exactly what I said, but I think either you misquoted me or caught me in a Bush speak moment. I thought I said something like information is not necessarily on the web forever unless someone copies it and posts it elsewhere like search engines do. For instance if I remove a report and someone else posts a copy on another site then it would still be out there, but if nobody does that then it will disappear. I also think that publishing that quote does a disservice to anyone that I remove from the site because people reading it might decide to post copies of inaccurate reports elsewhere on the web just in case.

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

Victoria,

Thank you for the excellent article, but I think you missed the point towards the end when you said "Sullivan also doesn't think that there's a conflict of interest with running both a reputation-ruining website -- and an internet business where he charges money to improve people's online reputations". There would be no reputation management business if it were not for the inventory sites like STD Carriers provides.

That is because the reputation management business is a service open only to people whose reputations could possibly be made undesirable to them due to what they say is content on my websites. The primary concern in such cases is search engine results and as the owner of the domains I alone have the ability to remove such information from the search engines unless an author deletes their own work. The reputation management business sells coding changes that block search engines from crawling pages and it result in the removal of those pages from those search engines.

If you remember our conversation I said that the No Limit List Corporate Advocacy Program (NLLCAP) is based on the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program.I know this sounds a little sketch, but with a monopoly over search engine removal power in cases when authors don't want to be censored how could I or any reasonable person say no?

My program: http://nolimitlist.com/corpora...

My inspiration: http://www.ripoffreport.com/Co...

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

Victoria,

Thank you for the excellent article, but I think you missed the point towards the end when you said "Sullivan also doesn't think that there's a conflict of interest with running both a reputation-ruining website -- and an internet business where he charges money to improve people's online reputations". There would be no reputation management business if it were not for the inventory sites like STD Carriers provides.

That is because the reputation management business is a service open only to people whose reputations could possibly be made undesirable to them due to what they say is content on my websites. The primary concern in such cases is search engine results and as the owner of the domains I alone have the ability to remove such information from the search engines unless an author deletes their own work. The reputation management business sells coding changes that block search engines from crawling pages and it result in the removal of those pages from those search engines.

If you remember our conversation I said that the No Limit List Corporate Advocacy Program (NLLCAP) is based on the Ripoff Report Corporate Advocacy Program.I know this sounds a little sketch, but with a monopoly over search engine removal power in cases when authors don't want to be censored how could I or any reasonable person say no?

My program: http://nolimitlist.com/corpora...My inspiration: http://www.ripoffreport.com/Co...

Jojo Wozz
Jojo Wozz

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TRUTH 101
TRUTH 101

Brendan A.Mac Wade, hum to say the lest! What the hell do you think or may be not capable of not thinking about this subject? Your statement that, "That this can only end with a homicide or lawsuit is totally idiotic and moronic- a person who is notably stupid or lacking in good or wise judgment, having an intelligence quotient of 50 to 69! What the hell do you think a person who knows that they have a deadly STD, and is out there and is knowingly giving it to others. The difference is that a gun kills a person instantaneously. A deadly STD takes it's good old time. With a hell of a lot of pain and suffering and misery. You sound like a young girl here in my town that has fullblown AIDS. and every night she goes out with a different guy. And I WOULD ASSUME THAT YOU DO NOT SEE THAT AS A PREMEDITATED HOMICIDE! At lest counties like Germany have put in effect that hold said assholls responsible. By the way her sister said that she told her sister that some one gave it to her so she'll give it to others. That's really responsible and human. DON'T YOU THINK, Brendan? or do you think? I've lost so many good people in my life from this kind of bullshit. Including 11 of my friend children  who were hemophilacs, and some dam drugy knowingly gave blood for dope mony. People like you are what makes our society and world the hell that it is! Maybe you'll get something you can't get away from! WADDA SCHMUCK! Thank-you  Cyrus Sullivan for what you are trying to do. I go out to alot of clubs. And the clubs have baskets of condoms, and some have people who talk about the use of condoms, but they do not explain that all though a person uses a condom, that if they put thier self in an unprotected way else were, that bodily fluids are boddily fluids no matter what part of the body that they come from. STUPIDITY with the wrong person, at the wrong time, and the wrong place my cost you more than you think! IF YOU THINK. Again thank-you for your work and caring. And thank-you Victoria Bekiempis! God bless you both. Love and peace!

Hahaguy
Hahaguy

At least this herp alert database is equal opportunity and not like that "Don't Date Him" website from the last decade. That site was fueled solely by pure malice; butthurt skanks pretending to be victimized by alpha males that dumped them like a trade-in at a used car lot.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

OK, that would suck if your name was on the list and you were innocent.

You could sue for the lost punani, right?

Guest
Guest

Sullivan sounds like a lovely fella. 

Brendan A. MacWade
Brendan A. MacWade

This can only end with a homicide or a lawsuit. He needs to be stopped. What he's doing is only a shade better than what Operation Rescue is doing to doctors.

montegobay0
montegobay0

@montegobay0   theres a girl hes shacked up with at her house in clearlake texas julia he like to use woman so he dosent have to pay for rent or auto or insurance 

montegobay0
montegobay0

@montegobay0   theres a girl hes shacked up with at her house in clearlake texas julia he like to use woman so he dosent have to pay for rent or auto or insurance 

montegobay0
montegobay0

I have seen a sore on his penis and he has had mental issue when younger

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

You are the most enlightened commentator on this board so far. I agree with you completely.

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

You're absolutely right about the two way street. I believe very strongly that anyone accused of anything on any site of mine should be heard too. That is why I have comment boards where anyone can post a rebuttal and say that a report is not true.

The comment boards might not sound like much, but those along with the ability to edit or delete reports put my systems above others. For instance consumer complaints sites like Ripoff Report and Pissed Consumer don't let authors remove their work, but a competing service in the Rants and Raves Section of No Limit List has already been proven to improve products. I used one of the test accounts to post a rant about the software used to create the STD Carriers logo, informed the developer of the rant, and changed their negative review to a positive once they fixed a few things including a bug that made it impossible to wrap text all the way around a circle.

Guest
Guest

Sounds like you're the one who's been butt hurt. 

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

I will fully support anyone who pursues legal action against the author of a false report as long as I am convinced that my usage terms have been violated.

On my end I'm not liable for what people say on the site due to the simple fact that I just provide a service where people can publish things themselves. Blaming me for a false report would be like blaming Disqus for this comment.

T Money
T Money

Sounds to me like Brendan doesn't want people to know he has Herpes. You might think this is an infringement on privacy, until you have had sex with someone and discovered that she had previously had unprotected sex with 6 different guys and tested positive for HPV.

STD Carriers
STD Carriers

This can only end in a homicide because my systems are designed to survive lawsuits due to the fact that courts in the United States have a horrible track record of wrongfully shutting down websites that are operating within the law just because a plaintiff has a good lawyer. All my services use offshore jurisdictions that don't honor US court orders, so I could be sued here, lose, and stay online just fine without even having to show up for court. In the case of my registrar STD Carriers does not provide service in their country and when it comes to server location I have backups lined up in countries where I don't provide service and free speech laws are even better, so needless to say it would be extremely difficult if not impossible to shut me down with a lawsuit.

For anyone who is interested I recommend researching Bank Julius Baer vs Wikileaks in which a federal judge requested that a registrar block DNS service for Wikileaks and Wikileaks had to fight through the appeals process to get their domain back. If Wikileaks had set themselves up the way I have at that time (2003 I believe) they would have seen no service disruption and would have had no reason to contest the ruling in court.

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