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19-Aug-2017 15:30

Shame and fear was a part of it, but even more so I think there was a part of me that wanted to pretend that HIV hadn't happened to me.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.This group's primary focus is to provide safe, non-judgmental social experiences for Chicago-based HIV men, seeking other HIV men for friendship, dating, LTR, or "other".The goal is to provide a fun, relaxed environment for poz guys of all ages to meet other poz or poz-friendly guys.But when you're the kind of person who equates dating with dinners, drinks, and casual sex, HIV can put a real damper on all that. Not only was I still trying to figure out what living with HIV meant, I couldn't just do that whole "put on your high heels and get back out there" thing that most newly single people do.Dating with HIV, seriously or casually, is hard — even though it doesn't have to be.There was a positive aspect to my HIV, though I didn't know that then.

Staying on treatment and keeping my viral load at undetectable levels means that I'm going to lead a long healthy life.

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

grown up, because I had never even been tested for HIV at my yearly checkup at Planned Parenthood, where I went for primary care.

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.

Undetectable means is that the amount of HIV virus in my blood cannot be detected by a lab test.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.Like having Sunday football parties or fighting in Home Depot about what color to paint an accent wall in our living room.Matt never been a good match for me, really; my diagnosis just shined a spotlight on that.



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