We assume you’re straight, and if we educate about sex, we educate straight sex to assumed straight students, leaving queer youth out in the cold — a glaring wrong, given the fact that HIV disproportionately affects men who have sex with men.
Religious fervor and sex-phobia is still killing us. If we’re taking our meds diligently, we’re not a threat to you.
Awareness of such a possibility can have a significant impact and a range of different feelings can arise as ones feelings for her or his partner deepen.
Balancing this awareness with the knowledge that many people (especially those who consistently take their medications), live long lives with HIV may be helpful in working through these feelings.
Serosorting — picking sex partners that have the same HIV status as you — is obsolete in the age of U=U. Most of us got HIV doing the same thing you did last weekend — bar-hopping, feeling good, going home with the stud in a muscle shirt, and fucking all night.
Why automatically refuse so many awesome, adorable guys in your world? That stud probably didn’t realize he has HIV, because you can have the virus and be transmittable for some time before a test will read positive, although newer and better tests make that window period increasingly short.
It's a historic moment for HIV activism, and an opportunity to defeat stigma of those living with the virus once and for all. A person living with HIV with a sustained suppressed viral load poses no risk of transmitting HIV." — Jesse Milan, Jr., President & CEO, AIDS United, March, 2017 We’re fun! There’s an alarming population of people who distrust medicine thanks to social and cultural factors — many gay men among them.The stigma that HIV carries can make the HIV positive person feel a range of emotions about their desirability.She or he may feel undeserving of a loving relationship, may feel guilty about their status, and may compromise too much or over-conform to her or his partner's notions of how the relationship is meant to look.As the HIV negative half of the relationship, being aware of the potential for these feelings and inviting communication about them or about the potential for them to arise, can be a powerful first step in working through them. unhealthy relationships for more information on dynamics of healthy relationships.Lastly, an HIV negative person may struggle with the possibility that their positive partner may have a shorter lifespan.