People living with HIV/AIDS deserve the right to love. No other day is perfect than today, February 14th, St. Valentines’ day, a day earmarked for the celebration in several climes round the world. Dennis Akagha, Team Lead for PLconnect has devoted his time to establishing a community where people living with HIV/AIDS meet and connect to build lasting relationships, psychological and social support systems. He has taken this initiative a notch higher to debut the No. 1 dating site specifically for people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Speaking with THE NATION, Dennis tells Joseph Olaoluwa more about the site and the numerous functions it carries out. What is the initiative behind the dating site? As young people living with HIV, growing their sexual behaviour and it’s implication on HIV prevention is of concern. “How will I ever find someone to love when I am HIV positive?” has always been the question asked by youths who are HIV positive in Nigeria. Isolation and stigma; not to mention the challenges of facing on-going health concerns and navigating how and when to disclose ones status are major obstacles youths (of marriageable age) living with HIV/AIDS are facing and this leaves them unmarried until they find someone of the same status for purpose of marriage. Therefore PLconnect is a COMMUNITY where people living with HIV/AIDS meet and connect to build lasting relationships, psychological and social support systems. As a matter of fact, PLconnect is the No.1 dating site specifically for people living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria. Why is it unique? What is extra from all dating sites? You can find our uniqueness in the exclusivity of PLconnect. We connect People living with HIV/AIDS. Our mission is to promote concordant relationship which we believe will stem the tide and reduce further spread of the virus. We are not only focused on them finding love, we are building a support system where persons living with HIV/AIDS have access to PL councillors to guild them through the journey. How does it work? People living with HIV/AIDS sign up on the platform and provide evidence that they are actually living with the virus. We verify their results then give them access to the features on the website. How friendly is this dating site? The Website is easy to understand and use. The UI is properly designed and easy to load.