Gay dating someone who is positive
I debated for over a month if being with this man was a risk I was willing to take.The more I learned and the more I contemplated, I came to the conclusion there was virtually no risk at all.The HIV partner study (the study that changed the way I view HIV) studied 767 couples who had differing HIV statuses.The HIV positive partner had to be reacting well to his medication, and the negative partner was not allowed to take any post-exposure or pre-exposure medication.
I was new to the gay scene, having only come out to my parents the weekend before.
Dating is a fun business but as in any other subject you must be cautious about many things.
The most important rule is to protect yourself in every way, not just physically but emotionally as well.
I spent the first three months of our relationship slamming on the breaks and dodging the reality I would eventually have to fully commit or cut him loose.
And then, one day, it hit me like a ton of bricks: I wasn’t the one living with HIV.