Today, it has been estimated that there are more than 34 million people all over the world living with HIV.
With improved treatments, they are living longer and enjoying a better quality of life.
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.
There are a lot of discussions we can have about emotions, especially if you are HIV positive and you are looking for a serious relationship.
Dating–poz or not is hit or miss, but you increase your chances by being proactive and persistent.
Don't just wait for someone to find you and go find someone as well.
But dating sites such as HIVNet, a community for people living with HIV that launched in 2001, are trying to reduce the stigma.
“It was started for purely selfish reasons,” the site’s founder, Rick Burton, who is HIV-positive, tells Vice.
These services are only for people with STIs, which has provided a refuge for daters looking to avoid stigma.
On mainstream dating Web sites, such as Plenty of Fish, 27-year-old Canadian John Anderson says he’s faced rejection since contracting herpes.
But he says he’s found a safe space with these STI-friendly sites.
Let's talk about it A reader sent us his question about how to date with HIV. Just about everyone I meet with HIV uses it as an excuse to sleep around. Online Dating Immediately, I wonder where you're looking for love. Unfortunately most of the dating websites and apps tend to set HIv aside, but try a search for "hiv positive dating" and a ton of sites pop up dedicated to dating poz.
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.
Dating is a fun business but as in any other subject you must be cautious about many things.