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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 2 years ago

Does status matter?

Does status matter?

Has your HIV status made a difference in your dating life?

A myHIVteam Member said:

When I first found out, I called a good friend that was a nurse. He and his BF both told me that now that I'm positive they were even more turned on. He… read more

posted about 2 months 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:

It's been close to five years, that i'v had a date that has had good results. I'm certain that part of the problem has been me, not wanting to be… read more

posted 13 days 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:

Yes it's been 6-9 years now but only going on 4 since diagnosed

posted 9 months ago

How important is it to you to have the support of family and friends with living HIV positive?

How important is it to you to have the support of family and friends with living HIV positive?

Our HIV community advertises living happy and productive lives, but not all of us do. Not only have I been ostracized by non HIV positive people but I am also ostracized within the HIV community for speaking the truth about HIV. Those of us that are struggling usually struggle alone and to be honest I don’t think that it is HIV that kills us, it is the fact that we deal with the struggle alone and with majority of the… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I have been going to a therapist but it really hasn't done much for me as I relive it each night in my dreams when I remember them. I mostly knock… read more

posted almost 3 years 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:

It do get frustrated at times,my husband and i both were hiv+,and when he got upset he would say i fucked his life,and i told he to get over the… read more

posted about 1 year 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:

Read do research on it get educated on hiv it takes a whole lot of fear that you once had about hiv and puts it in perspective it did for me

posted 4 months 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 about 1 month 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 go out to my butterfly garden and meditate I know that sounds Pollyanna but it works for me

posted 2 months ago
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