Dating someone who is hiv positive
Statistically speaking, you’re more likely to contract HIV from a sexual partner you meet on a night out than a partner who knows he's HIV positive and is on treatment.
I debated for over a month if being with this man was a risk I was willing to take.
If you take simple precautions, HIV does not spread the way it previously did.
Some industry professionals believe we’re only 10 years away from a cure, and the current HIV medication available to us keeps HIV undetectable in the bloodstream.
In fact, I was probably making him feel a lot worse. I’ve realized I easily could have thrown away one of the best things in my life because of a socially-constructed, outdated stigma.
I’m writing this article anonymously to hide his identity, not my own. It adds something to our relationship I can’t describe.
I am so happy and thankful that this website exists and made it possible for me to find such a wonderful man to share my life with.We messaged each other through the website for a few days until we decided it was time to take it up another level.We have so much in common, we're both Christians, we have the same age, we even have similar sense of humor.After a bunch of statistical calculations about odds and things I don’t really understand, it was established the maximum likely chance of transmission from someone on fully suppressive HIV therapy was 2.5 percent for receptive anal sex.It was also noted the actual figure could be closer to zero. I realized my apprehension didn’t stem from his HIV status; it stemmed from the way HIV was —and still is — misrepresented.
The HIV positive partner had to be reacting well to his medication, and the negative partner was not allowed to take any post-exposure or pre-exposure medication.