Dating hiv positive
I started antiretroviral medication to treat HIV about six years ago and quickly became ‘undetectable’.This means the levels of HIV in my blood were so low I wouldn’t be able to transmit HIV to a sexual partner.Get your head around living with HIV, and then step out into the world of dating.I’m so open about living with HIV that anyone who meets me usually knows already.Quips about using ‘anti bac’ around me were steeped in stigma and ignorance.I now spend lots of my time educating people about HIV, in schools, universities and in healthcare, and this has taken me all around the world.It can take up to six months for some people to become undetectable from when they start treatment.” Being undetectable was really liberating for me and made me realise I really didn’t need to limit myself to solely dating other people living with HIV.I’ve dated a couple of people since I’ve been on medication and had one serious relationship with a HIV-negative person.
I had a childfree weekend so I created an account on one of the apps.
We met online after they read an article about me, and we started chatting.
He had done his homework and was pretty clued up before we started dating.
I’m not looking, and besides – life is so busy and full right now. It makes dating before my diagnosis feel a very long time ago.
Looking back reminds me how simple life was then – so carefree, no babysitter needed, no long chats about sexual health.I live in rural Lincolnshire and my life currently revolves around being a mum and my business, Think2Speak.