Sex Life and HIV

Posted on April 27, 2018

Did your sex life change after your diagnosis? It's a question many people newly diagnosed with HIV wonder about. Hearing from others about the impact of HIV on their relationships and sex life can fight isolation and spread hope.

On myHIVteam, the social network and online support group for those living with HIV, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Having a sex life after diagnosis is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about a sex life after diagnosis:

HIV is going to change the way you feel about yourself and how you relate to others..but we are entitled to an enjoyable sex life after diagnosis.

Since 2011 I had been so scared to have sex again.I know that sex life is important as any other life needs, but the fear of sex is REALLY HUGE. Can anyone talk to me about this feeling?

Being grateful to be alive seems rather cliche' today and being grateful isn't helping with my sex life.

Here are some question and answer threads about a sex life after diagnosis:

How does one get over the fear of infecting your partner, this is to the point of not being able to have a healthy sex life with them?

Has anyone heard of mix-status relationships?

Did your sex life change after your diagnosis?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myHIVteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myHIVteam Member said:

It was hard to start dating anyone for almost 20 years, I know it was the fear of infecting someone else. I was married to wonderful man and he was my… read more

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