For people with HIV, dating can be intimidating and fear of rejection might keep you from disclosing your status to dates.
If you’re the only person with HIV, your partner should explain to their doctor that they had unprotected sex with an HIV-positive person.
Either way, this info helps your physician monitor your treatment and, if needed, order tests or medication to prevent further complications.
Remember, though, there’s no reason you can’t use or She Wired or any other mainstream dating site.
This is a personal choice, really, but many women say that disclosing on a website is an easy way to take the fear of rejection out of meeting new potential dates.
But, says Alex Garner, a program coordinator at the National Minority AIDS Council, “So many people are still confused and conflicted by [reinfection info].
If it happens it probably happens in the first couple of years of infection, and after that it’s rare.”That’s one reason that if your viral load is undetectable in each of you, some doctors now say that you do not need to use condoms, because an undetectable viral load means you cannot pass along HIV—whether your sex partner is positive or not.
According to the Center for HIV Law and Policy, 36 states and two U. A report from the group documents 80 prosecutions in a recent two-year period, such as that of an HIV-positive Iowa man who had used a condom (he had to register as a sex offender and is not allowed unsupervised contact with young children, including his nieces and nephews) and a Georgia woman who was sentenced to eight years in prison for failing to disclose her HIV-positive status, even though two witnesses told jurors that her sexual partner was aware of her diagnosis.
Knowing the laws is important, protecting you from prosecution even more so. These laws are outdated, prejudicial, and more harmful than protected sex with a person with HIV, but for now you have to protect yourself from them.
It is recommended for partners of HIV-positive people and those at high risk in other ways (sexually active gay men, sex workers, IV drug users).
The user takes the medication daily, and it helps prevent them from getting HIV.
Dating is tough in general, but being a woman who is HIV-positive presents a whole host of unique questions and issues.