HIVequal.org: How to Date an HIV-positive Guy offers the ‘rules’ and ‘reactions’ to dating openly in the 21st century in this article chronicling one man’s search for love as an HIV-positive gay man.
Out.com: Dating Positively shares one man’s experience dating as an HIV-positive gay man and how he learned to renegotiate his self-worth with confidence after seroconverting.
AIDS.gov: When One Partner is HIV+ Serosorting is when gay men choose only sex partners who have the same HIV status they do in an attempt to prevent HIV.
HIV Equal offers five tips to prevent HIV from interfering with shared chemistry in a budding relationship.
As anyone can imagine, learning that you are newly positive can feel like taking a bullet.
So sometimes it is best talk to a stranger before you can catch your breath and find your words for your family and friends. And I went wah, wah, wah into my wine glass all through the night.
This article describes a 2013 Seattle study that found that 40% of HIV-negative men and 25% of HIV-positive men serosort.
As someone who is outwardly HIV-positive, I often get the privilege of hearing from other newly diagnosed people from across the country.
Although I am no psychotherapist, I can definitely relate and empathize with a myriad of fears that flood a person’s headspace when they first receive the news. Truth is, once I picked myself out of my puddle of tears, I was relatively unaltered.