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Any Recommendations For Not Getting Discouraged About Poz Dating?

Any Recommendations For Not Getting Discouraged About Poz Dating?

Things were going well with the last few men I dated up until I told them about my health status and you could almost literally see their interest disappear. How have you guys stayed motivated and been successful with dating despite being poz?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I hate to say this but finding someone for me has been difficult and I have been positive since 1988. Since then I have noticed a trend that is not good, even, within the gay community the stigma of being HIV/AIDS is rampant. Not everyone but the vast majority of people do not want to deal with it. Most people want someone who is disease free and will not touch someone who is positive. Granted there are the drugs that will help your partner stay negative (PreP), but some people do not want to take them or cannot not afford them. All I can say is keep trying and keep being honest. Someone is sure to come along and accept you for being you; it will take some time and a lot of perseverance on your part.

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

@A myHIVteam Member
Thank you so much Johnathan. You brought up a good point about people being dishonest, because that’s how I got infected as well. I have always said that I would never want to do to someone else what I allowed somebody to do to me. I’m definitely looking forward to the day though when I find the guy for me and I don’t have to keep disclosing my health status over and over.

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Si yo tb he notado un toque de discriminación

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

Thank you guys

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I don’t even think about being positive when it comes to dating. It’s on each and every one of my profiles, and I always bring it up in conversation, sometimes with a slight hesitation but only slight. I’ve never even met with any fuss though I do get that it’s different where I live.
Just be yourself, and be true to yourself. If they don’t like it, that’s their problem, not yours.

posted over 1 year ago
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