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How Many HIV Positive People Have Struggled With Addiction?

How Many HIV Positive People Have Struggled With Addiction?

Do you think your addiction had a part in getting HIV? How did you find support? Are there any groups for those of us that are HIV positive and struggle with addiction?

A myHIVteam Member said:

By the grace of God I have over three years clean from my drug of choice. Crystal Meth. I used practically ever day for over 40 years. With one small… read more

posted 16 days ago

Dating

Dating

I have known I am HIV + since July 2016. I have been reluctant to date because I am afraid to divulge my status due to the stigma associated with the disease. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A myHIVteam Member said:

This being my 35+ year as an HIV+ gay male, I can't remember when I last had anything approximating a "date."

Since the epidemic began, like many of… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Weight Struggles

Weight Struggles

Does anyone else have issues and struggles with weight control? Been going to gym etc still having hard time losing

A myHIVteam Member said:

Yeah idk if the meds cause me to gain weight. I quit smoking about 6 years ago. And I gained weight when I was smoking I wasn’t this big. I’ve tried… read more

posted about 3 years ago

Has HIV Stopped You From Dating?

Has HIV Stopped You From Dating?

Unfortunately, I have been rejected several times when I disclosed my HIV status....so, I’ve given up. I no longer wanted to be rejected and after a couple of times, I began to feel unwanted.
It’s been 8...9 years since I’ve been with anyone. I’ve simply stopped dating.
Has anyone else felt the same way? Has HIV stopped you from even trying to date?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I get rejected, because I have recently gotten back on the dating scene, but I realize, as they say, you may have to kiss 100 frogs until you prince… read more

posted 12 months ago

Hi Everyone...

Hi Everyone...

Hope everyone had a good day.

What is your biggest struggle being HIV positive?

For me, I guess it would be always having a sore throat. It has never gone away and its already been a year

A myHIVteam Member said:

@Jevon, i drink ensure. The doctor prescribes them so I get a case a month for free! They are good.

posted almost 1 year ago

HIV Prevention Commercials

HIV Prevention Commercials

Does it bother anyone (or offend) that the new commercials on regular and internet based television airwaves, for HIV/AIDS treatments, show gay men in loving and caring relationships as their poster senerio for needing PREP or Truvada or any other treatment?

A myHIVteam Member said:

Yes if you ask me they are just trying to make it look like it is a gay men’s problem.

posted over 1 year ago

Would You Date Someone Who Is HIV-, And If So, Are There Struggles?

Would You Date Someone Who Is HIV-, And If So, Are There Struggles?

Having a partner who is HIV- seems to have some frustrations at times. I find there are times where I can get quite frustrated because above all else, I just need someone who understands. So I will leave the question open... Would you date someone who is HIV-? If so, have you ever had frustrations or struggles with the fact that you are HIV+ and they are HIV-?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I have had 2 husbands through my illness and we studied together, made decisions together and lived, just like a couple, where one is a diabetic.… read more

posted 12 months ago

How Do You Maintain A Healthy Mental State As Well As A Healthy Status

How Do You Maintain A Healthy Mental State As Well As A Healthy Status

Sometimes in being HIV positive for longer than 10 years you learn how to put on a front a mask and before ripping the mask off you find your mental being discombobulated because of Shoulda Coulda Woulda and what would they think and what someone's expectations are and can you just be fine in your own HIV body .How not to become depressed how not to become withdrawn or alienate yourself @A myHIVteam Member. Sometimes different struggles and… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I have my morning devotion with God and that starts off my day on a positive note. So therefore I'm healthy spiritually , emotionally and physically.

posted 9 months ago

Can A HIV Positive Person Contaminate A Swimming Pool If They Are Not Wearing A Bathing Suit?

Can A HIV Positive Person Contaminate A Swimming Pool If They Are Not Wearing A Bathing Suit?

I have a friend that informed me that he needed his bathing suit because his father was worried he would contaminate the swimming pool with HIV. I tried to reassure my friend, but he was quite ademate about that this was a serious threat.

Is this possible and if it's not, what can advice can i give him?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I’m surprised in 2020 people still think this way. I hope your friend is ok.

posted 4 months ago

Dating And HIV Positive

Dating And HIV Positive

So who has dated since finding out they were positive?

I am going on a date with a girl I've known since high school tomorrow. She knows I'm positive, but not necessarily what I'm looking for! I'm going to get practice! Is that messed up? She knows I'm not serious. I have found since being positive, dating hasn't been my first priority. I need to break that ice though. Is anyone else the same way?

A myHIVteam Member said:

I use to tell them right from the start because why be with them and having feelings and they walk away because they can't deal with it. Now you have… read more

posted 12 months ago