Dating for hiv positive
It was really refreshing for me – I didn’t have to worry about telling him or fear his reaction. It wasn’t all smooth sailing though; I had to face the questions and ignorance of his ex.She was concerned her child was at risk by socialising with me.I often have to reframe the conversation around HIV.By putting a face to it, I’m able to dispel lots of the stigmatising myths and beliefs.
This means the levels of HIV in my blood were so low I wouldn’t be able to transmit HIV to a sexual partner.We only learned of his status through the coroner’s report from the post-mortem. In the first few years after being diagnosed, I wasn’t on treatment and I chose to only date other people living with HIV.It wasn’t standard practice to start treatment straight away then.Science has proven that people living with HIV who are on effective treatment cannot pass the virus onto sexual partners, regardless of whether they use a condom or not.“HIV medication (antiretroviral treatment, or ART) works by reducing the amount of the virus in the blood to undetectable levels.
I think the survey results from the Terrence Higgins Trust’s Can’t Pass it On campaign that suggest 30 per cent of people would ‘swipe left’ on someone with HIV probably underrepresents what they would actually do in that situation.