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- A new Internet site in South Africa offers HIV singles the chance to share secrets and become a couple again. Johannesburg has the greater percentage of members on Positive Connection, the country's first online-dating service for HIV-positive singles. Ben Sassman, founder of the site, said he was "thrilled" that HIV-positive singles had taken to the concept. Sassman said he believed the non-profit site also promoted safety by encouraging singles to be honest about their status. Sassman said this month the site registered its first official love match, between a Bloemfontein politics staffer and an East London fundraiser. He said two members, "Tabita", 38, and "Thami", 38, proved the site's value when they told him this month that they were in love.