Dating an hiv

I naively thought I was invincible, that one day a hookup would lead to true Disney princess-style love, and never assumed that HIV would have anything to do with my life.

After my diagnosis, Matt and I stopped making dinner together, speaking to each other, and sleeping in the same bed.

(He was negative, and had been getting tested his entire life.) We broke up within the year.

There was a positive aspect to my HIV, though I didn't know that then.

Dating with HIV, seriously or casually, is hard — even though it doesn't have to be.

I am HIV positive, but it is undetectable, which means I am one of the estimated 30 percent of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States who cannot transmit the virus.

But one day, randomly, I added the HIV rapid test to the list of things to do before intake to my pap smear appointment.

It feels like I have to twist someone's arm to see past my HIV viral load.

Like having Sunday football parties or fighting in Home Depot about what color to paint an accent wall in our living room.

We made complex weekday dinners to distract ourselves from the fact that we were both pretty bored with each other.

Poz Match is a Positive Owned HIV Dating and Social Community.

People just like you who are interested in meeting others for friendship, companionship and of course, love.

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