How do you feel about dating someone who's HIV positive?

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    Jun 19, 2011 10:01 AM GMT
    Just being curious how many couples are out there and how their lives look like.
  • Neurons

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    Jun 19, 2011 12:53 PM GMT
    I feel I'd do it. I really don't know since I've never come upon that situation, but I'd just make sure We were cautious about it. I know a couple that's been together over 11 years and one is poz and the other still isnt.
  • rnch

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    Jun 19, 2011 12:58 PM GMT
    you have prolly dated more than one pos guy already...you just didn't know it at the time.



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    Jun 19, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
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    rnch saidyou have prolly dated more than one pos guy already...you just didn't know it at the time.



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    +1

    & the poz guy might not have known either, lol.
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    Jun 19, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    ^Yeap

    I wouldn't mind dating a HIV+ guy, but I don't like condoms. I think that may present a problem when trying to become a couple, but again some of my most intimate connections have been with clothes on.
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    Jun 19, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
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    rnch saidyou have prolly dated more than one pos guy already...you just didn't know it at the time.



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    +1

    & the poz guy might not have known either, lol.


    ignorance is not always bliss.
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    Jun 19, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    not knowingly i wouldn't! one less thing for me to worry about
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    Jun 19, 2011 5:49 PM GMT
    rnch saidyou have prolly dated more than one pos guy already...you just didn't know it at the time.



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    Actually, I've dated one (about who I'd known from the start) and this is how this question came up in my head - because before that I didn't believe I could make myself do it. Besides, I'm not asking about the "unknown", but the relationships when you both know and how this knowlegde changes your life.
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    Jun 19, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
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    Jun 19, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
    Have and will. I would never date a conservative though, at least knowingly.
  • wild_sky360

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    Jun 19, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    For the right guy; I wouldn't hesitate for a moment.
  • FcukYea

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    Jun 19, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    Just be safe and take the necessary precautions I guess. I think i'd be more worry bout the fact that they may leave me sooner one day. I'd die if I knew the love of my life was dying soon icon_sad.gif
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    Jun 20, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    Lets try to keep in mind that there is more to a loving relationship than just sex, and there is alot more to a person than just his HIV status.

    There are many HIV+ men who stand as true pillars in our society. To judge them soley on the basis of their HIV status is not only wrong, but also a tragic reminder of the ignorance and unfounded fear that was once associated with this Chronic disease. Having worked with many HIV+ men, I can attest to the fact that I have been honored to meet some of the most wonderful, caring, and compassionate men, who have taught me the value of true frienship and unconditional love. I take my hat off to them with profound respect and gratitude.

    Having said this, I hope that we all can respect the importance of safe sex. Despite the wonderful medical advancements made, education remains our number one weapon in putting a stop to the spread of this disease.

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    Jun 20, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    Wouldn't have a problem with it. I always play safely. Some of the hottest and most sexually intense guys I've had the pleasure of meeting and having sex with were HIV+ and practicing safe(r) sex didn't diminish the experience at all.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jun 20, 2011 12:19 AM GMT
    With the retrovirus drugs, transmission is limited. It's not like it's 1986 and there's no protection for the neg partner.
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    Jun 20, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Sure. Safe sex is always the way I roll anyway.
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    Jun 20, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    A saying comes to mind if I hear a question about dating someone who has a disease, terminal illness, etc; You know the person before you know the condition.

    That being said, I would be with the guy if I truly loved him. When it comes to an actual relationship, there are more important factors than sex.
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    @Hotpocket99 you're truly a great guy and it shows! icon_smile.gif

    my response would be maybe not, however I you can't give definite answers when it comes to affairs of the heart. You just never know.
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    FcukYea saidI think i'd be more worry bout the fact that they may leave me sooner one day. I'd die if I knew the love of my life was dying soon icon_sad.gif


    same....I would be torn up inside and probably never get over it...
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    Jul 11, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    I'd do it for the right person, and he knows who he is. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 12, 2011 12:24 PM GMT
    BambinoRex saidi'm cool with it. there are lots of things on the sex menu that i don't consider requirements at all. if he has his health and life together, he's possibly more of a catch than some neg guy who's a trainwreck but thinks being neg means he's has no baggage.




    +1

    It all boils down to personal preference & knowledge of the disease. Ignorance can cause alot of unnecessary fears in all parts of our lives.

    Im poz & the guy that im dating right now is negative. He has no problems with it at all, im actually the 2nd poz guy hes dated.