Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. My partner of eight years and I just went to get tested together, and he came back positive for HIV and I came out negative. What can I do? Will I definitely get it?
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You may have thought that these diseases aren't your problem and that only younger people have to worry about them. But, anyone at any age can be infected with HIV. HIV human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that damages and weakens the body's immune system—the system your body uses to fight off infection and disease. Having HIV puts a person in danger of experiencing other life-threatening infections and certain cancers. When the body cannot fight off infections and some other diseases anymore, HIV can lead to a serious illness called AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Shortly after signing up, members will start building up their list of new friends and meeting others from all over the world. The first step when joining HIV AIDS Dating is creating a profile; this will let other members know what the new member likes as well as any hobbies and interests. Members may also browse through the thousands of other profiles looking for others who have similar personalities and goals. As the spokesperson for the HIV positive dating website noted, the founders are delighted that they have helped so many people with HIV meet others through their online personals.
Being long-term relationship oriented, I considered my HIV status as a blemish. Trying to navigate the dating waters once I was ready, about six months post-diagnosis, was like trying to learn how to ride a bike all over again. In order to even entertain the idea of dating again, I had to do some soul searching and fall back in love with myself.