IceBuckets saidSwollen lymph nodes? Might just be mono...
Imagine all the boys he gave that to in the past 5 months!
Seriously, though,OP-- HIV should be in the category of concern like diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Work hard to prevent any chronic illness but don't be paranoid and fearful to a point you cannot function in life.
HIV is a chronic illness, and not a death sentence. It hasn't been a death sentence in the US for 20 years.
Why does it seem like a death sentence? Because we see in more posts than not the association of HIV with being "clean." Other chronic illnesses don't carry this heavy a stigma of cleanliness. Perhaps diabetes approaches it because of our loathe for obesity. But, still, HIV has no association to whether someone is a good or evil person, or even sexy or not.
If someone is HIV positive, there is still a stigma. People then don't get tested, don't reveal their status so regularly, and don't have the meaningful conversations. I'm not saying this is your behavior. I'm just reflecting on the general societal ignorance.
There are many positive people who love perfectly normal lives with negative partners. They even have unprotected sex, but just time it right with medicine. That's a risk I wouldn't take, but people do.
Just some more information on HIV for you. And yes, I'd still date you with your chronic lymph node illness, HIV or Mono. I've had mono twice (the unlucky 0.05% or so), so I'm not that worried