Did you mean user domain. I also agree to receive email newsletters, account updates, notifications and communications from other profiles, sent by posdating. Being HIV positive shouldn't stop you from finding love and happiness, especially when there's a site like the Pos Dating Club around to help you not. Not only is HIV highly stigmatized, but it could also be tough to control.
I was 28 and he was just hitting It was my first steady, long-term relationship, and we did what I used to think of as "grown-up" things. Like having Sunday football parties or fighting in Home Depot about what color to paint an accent wall in our living room. We made complex weekday dinners to distract ourselves from the fact that we were both pretty bored with each other. Of course, I wasn't really grown up, because I had never even been tested for HIV at my yearly checkup at Planned Parenthood , where I went for primary care. Taking care of your health is more adult than playing house with a boyfriend, yet, even though I had been tested for STIs, I had never thought of getting an HIV test. But one day, randomly, I added the HIV rapid test to the list of things to do before intake to my pap smear appointment.
After that shit-show discovery, very little can rock my world. People living with leukemia, diabetes, emphysema, or herpes are not generally subjected to this level of humiliation, so why are we? They offer:. It was selfish and unhelpful, and I told them so.
It is impossible to have a modern conversation about HIV and HIV stigma without having the term "undetectable" used, misused and abused. Those involved in HIV advocacy certainly have strong opinions on how the term that refers to an HIV-positive person's undetectable viral load should be used and who is using it incorrectly. Some herald the term as a badge of honor worn by those who are compliant with their treatment and open about their HIV status, while others would scold the same group of people for using the term as an excuse to engage in unsafe sexual behavior.