Finding the right footing in the dating scene can be difficult for anyone, but especially so for those with a positive HIV diagnosis.
Dating with HIV requires complete honesty about an issue that can be hard to talk about.
Over time, that new strain will flourish in my body, rendering my once successful treatment useless. While some feel condoms “kill the mood” or “don’t feel as good” as sex without condoms, it is possible to have a very fulfilling sex life that includes condoms. With your partner, introduce condoms into your intimacy.
Eventually my viral load skyrockets and my immune system pays the price. Simply put, to prevent reinfection, safer sex should be the rule with each and every sexual encounter. While it will feel different it can be very pleasurable.
POZ Personals frequently features advice from members going through various stages of dating.Positive Singles is a place where you don’t have to worry about rejection or discrimination.At Positive Singles, we have been helping people with STDs find love and support since 2001.This is a warm-hearted community exclusively for singles with Herpes and other STDs.Whether you are living with Herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDS or any other STD, on Positive Singles you can find new friends, a potential spouse, community support, and get on with your life.Positive Singles is the world’s best, largest, completely anonymous, and most trusted online dating site for people with Herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDS, and other STDs.We have 60,000 dating success stories, 2,550,000 monthly conversations and 20,000 monthly blog posts.Click through the slideshow for a rundown on some of the top HIV dating sites. In addition to offering community forums, mentoring, and medical information, also has its own dating community.A basic POZ Personals membership is free and allows you to see other members’ profiles, share up to five photos, and track who has looked at your profile.For example, I am being treated for HIV and my medications are working well…my viral load is undetectable.Then I have unprotected sex with another person living with HIV and get reinfected with their strain…one that is resistant to most medications.