Although having HIV can make dating more difficult, it does not prevent you from dating or marrying.
It just may require a little more responsibility and trust from you and your partner.
After all, you don’t disclose all of the dirty details of your life on a first date, what makes your status any different. Those dirty details are the layers of who you are as a person and they are revealed as a relationship develops.
Your status isn’t a part of your character; it is a matter of logistics.
HIVequal.org: How to Date an HIV-positive Guy offers the ‘rules’ and ‘reactions’ to dating openly in the 21st century in this article chronicling one man’s search for love as an HIV-positive gay man.
Out.com: Dating Positively shares one man’s experience dating as an HIV-positive gay man and how he learned to renegotiate his self-worth with confidence after seroconverting.
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And in almost every instance, the most pressing and immediate concern after just finding out is about how HIV will affect a person’s dating life. When I first found out about my status, all of my romantic dreams instantly felt like dead ones. Besides a reoccurring doctor’s appointment every four months and a new pill to add to my pill box, my worth on the dating market remained the same.
Of course, the first couple months were pretty shaky.
" 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.'That is the start of Fratti's powerful essay, published by Redbook, offering a glimpse into the difficult world of dating with HIV.
A person with HIV becomes 'undetectable' when treatment suppresses the virus to a level so low in their blood that it cannot be detected by measurements.