Hermes63 saidBeing poz myself, I don't mind having it as an option on my profile and am upfront about it.
It's a treatable condition provided you take your meds.
The very first gay online group I ever joined, in Seattle, was a local BBS, not on the Internet in 1995, just direct dial-up. And they didn't have an HIV profile field.
Instead, a number of the poz members decided themselves to put a plus (+) at the end of their screen names, a character that BBS system allowed. And I thought that was so brave, and honest, and such a great example of responsible behavior for others.
And my own gay mentor, whom I met there, had a "+" after his SN. We became best friends. He was very active with the HIV community in Seattle, and it's due to him I became so involved in that regard myself, even before my own partner died of AIDS.
But, I still don't think that item should be a standard RJ Profile field. If you want to declare it elsewhere on your own, fine, and a respectful salute from me. But making that the only medical condition field in the profile is discriminatory and prejudicial, in my view. We of all people, as gay men, should know better.