We curb dating wildly inappropriate people and become more discerning when choosing our Friday night dinner guests. Protection from possible disease, including HIV, should be on the mind of every single gay man.
The bad news: With every potential love comes a series of risks. However, the risk of dating someone who is HIV-positive is severely misunderstood.
A common misconception is that once a man learns he’s HIV-positive, he’ll behave in an unsafe, reckless way—that the damage is done and he no longer has to worry about protecting himself.
In fact, the positive man must protect himself even more, to safeguard his health from pesky ancillary viruses.
But a man who is up front with his status should put you at ease. Be wary—he may just be the guy who convinces himself he is negative just because he doesn’t know whether he is positive.The most important rule is to protect yourself in every way, not just physically but emotionally as well.We are used to think that some details like being HIV positive can make a big difference in dating, but that is not so true.Do you have any advice on how I can meet others with HIV that might actually want a serious relationship or am I just kidding myself? You will find that dating with HIv is the same as without it. Two sites that stand out are Serodiscordant Dating Also, keep your options open.A: Try not to think of your status as the cause of your perils. Your status doesn't define who you are and it's not the Scarlet letter you think it is.Dating is exciting, and anything exciting involves risk.