Dating a man who is hiv positive
I’ve always been a firm believer that individuals have a right to work out the sexual strategy that is right for them – and that included rejecting people on the basis of their HIV status. We’ve known for some years now that someone on treatment is very unlikely to pass on the virus. Well you’re more likely to be infected from sex using a condom with someone who isn’t on treatment than you are to be infected from sex without a condom with someone who is on treatment.
So when someone says that they’re going to avoid John because he has HIV (and is on treatment), and then runs off with Jonah, whose status is unknown, they’re taking a far bigger sexual risk.
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Remien, I am currently in a relationship with an HIV- man. My partner would like to further our sexual relationship and include anal sex.
The truth is most HIV infection is a result of sex with someone who doesn’t know their status.
I want people to be able to have open and honest discussions about HIV and about what they know or suspect about their own status.