Dating a hiv positive

02-Aug-2016 13:59

Even better, it means that there's no risk of sexual transmission, even if I don't use a condom (though I'm better at that now, obviously).

But many people are still unaware of this development in HIV treatment or are unwilling to accept the science because of the stigma that surrounds the virus.

In the LGBTQ community, the absence of risk when it comes to sleeping with an undetectable partner, and using a condom to prevent other STIs, is much more widely accepted and normal, though still tough.

But as a single heterosexual woman, I have the added challenge when dating of convincing men, who are often just as naive as I used to be, that they can be intimate with me.

There was a positive aspect to my HIV, though I didn't know that then.

It woke me up and made me realize what I needed and wanted from a partner.

It feels like I have to twist someone's arm to see past my HIV viral load.

is not the greatest pick-up line, and it's certainly not great for my self-esteem.

Like having Sunday football parties or fighting in Home Depot about what color to paint an accent wall in our living room.

I am HIV positive, but it is undetectable, which means I am one of the estimated 30 percent of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States who cannot transmit the virus.

Undetectable means is that the amount of HIV virus in my blood cannot be detected by a lab test.

eventually give them the "bad news."The 'bad news' was less about their risk of getting HIV and more about how I had deceived them, which is not an especially attractive quality in a mate.

Not only did it lead to drama, but it was also dangerous at times.

Like having Sunday football parties or fighting in Home Depot about what color to paint an accent wall in our living room.I am HIV positive, but it is undetectable, which means I am one of the estimated 30 percent of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States who cannot transmit the virus.Undetectable means is that the amount of HIV virus in my blood cannot be detected by a lab test.eventually give them the "bad news."The 'bad news' was less about their risk of getting HIV and more about how I had deceived them, which is not an especially attractive quality in a mate.Not only did it lead to drama, but it was also dangerous at times.I kept asking the nurse who took me upstairs at the Margaret Sanger Center in the East Village for a second blood test to confirm the rapid test result.