Dating service for people with hiv
I was in shock that simply sleeping with probably close to a hundred men throughout my 20s — in college, in Rome, Italy where I lived for five years, in New York City upon my return — and not being strict about using condoms could have such a serious consequence.I grew up during the HIV/AIDS crisis and should have known better, but as a heterosexual woman, I equated safe sex with not getting pregnant more than with getting an STI, let alone HIV. It's embarrassing to admit that now, but I really did ignorantly think sex was all fun and games.But as a single heterosexual woman, I have the added challenge when dating of convincing men, who are often just as naive as I used to be, that they can be intimate with me.It feels like I have to twist someone's arm to see past my HIV viral load.You'll meet people from all walks of life and we are here to help you find your Special Someone. It's for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, religion, and gender.I was living in New York City with a boyfriend I'll call Matt when I was diagnosed with HIV. It was my first steady, long-term relationship, and we did what I used to think of as "grown-up" things.That I could go on bad Tinder dates and laugh about them at brunch with my friends, get set up with friends, and pick up a guy when I was out for the night, just like everyone else.
People just like you who are interested in meeting others for friendship, companionship and of course, love.
But many people are still unaware of this development in HIV treatment or are unwilling to accept the science because of the stigma that surrounds the virus.
In the LGBTQ community, the absence of risk when it comes to sleeping with an undetectable partner, and using a condom to prevent other STIs, is much more widely accepted and normal, though still tough.
Staying on treatment and keeping my viral load at undetectable levels means that I'm going to lead a long healthy life.
Even better, it means that there's no risk of sexual transmission, even if I don't use a condom (though I'm better at that now, obviously).
For a while, I either didn't disclose my status at all or disclosed way too late for a number of reasons.