Dating for hiv
you too can, don't give up."—Merci "I put an ad on POZ Personals and within a few days I met a wonderful guy who only lives a few miles from me.We are both happy as can be and it is really great with us both being positive and understanding the side effects and other issues that we have to put up with."—Ron "I just wanted to let you know how much I love POZ magazine and POZ Personals.Often disclosing on a website is an easy way to take the fear of rejection out of meeting new potential dates. Remember you don't have to tell anyone about your HIV status until you're ready emotionally or are about to engage in behaviors that could put someone at risk (such as sex). Some people like to come out casually between dinner and dessert, while others mark it as a serious conversation to be had after the first date but before things get serious. 'When I came out as HIV-positive on Project Runway, I was afraid of how people would react,' he told Everyday Health.
But he says he’s found a safe space with these STI-friendly sites.There's no shame in having HIV and being honest with a prospective date about it.If he or she balks, that's just not the right person for you. You do need to come out about your status before you have oral, anal, or vaginal sex. Each of those states has reported proceedings in which HIV-positive people have been arrested and/or prosecuted for consensual sex, biting, or spitting, so in some states even a hand job can be a risky act if you haven't told your sexual partner your status.Risk is reduced even further when the following qualifications are met: Risk of transmission varies with viral load, which is entirely unique to each individual.Consistent and correct condom usage is key to lowering transmission risk in mixed status couples, regardless of viral load.
How high are my chances of contracting it if we are careful?