Then there’s the idea that you ditch the condoms with the one you settle down with – but you don’t want to do this with a poz guy (despite the fact that treatment makes transmission very unlikely).
It sounds great in theory but even if you’ve done the responsible thing and tested together, a negative test result just relates to that moment in time.
I’ve always been a firm believer that individuals have a right to work out the sexual strategy that is right for them – and that included rejecting people on the basis of their HIV status. We’ve known for some years now that someone on treatment is very unlikely to pass on the virus. Well you’re more likely to be infected from sex using a condom with someone who isn’t on treatment than you are to be infected from sex without a condom with someone who is on treatment.
Monogamy is great, don’t get me wrong, but it can fail.The truth is most HIV infection is a result of sex with someone who doesn’t know their status.In that time I’ve had my share of sexual and romantic rejections on the basis of my HIV status.While these don’t make up any of my happiest memories, I’ve tried to take it on the chin. Firstly, as a safer sex strategy, it just doesn’t work.To support FS, visit org.uk/donate, or, if you’re in the UK, text FSFS15 £5 to 70070 to donate £5 (or £10, if you can).
It is surely not easy to find that ‘someone special’ in your life and when you add HIV / AIDS or any other STD to the equation, it can become much more complicated.
The most practical way to meet others going through the same condition is to meet them on dating sites dedicated solely to such profiles, such as Positive Singles, HIV People Meet and so on.
We list our top six choices for the best dating sites for the HIV / AIDS community.
The site is an online dating site for those living with HIV and other STDS and has more than 802,2000 anonymous members.
The site offers live counseling and dating advice giving users live support.
All the sites offer free membership, though you can access advanced features only through an upgrade to a paid membership.