Dating women with aids
I knew something was wrong, but I never understood the extent of it until I was in fifth grade and began understanding that people were not comfortable and did not understand my situation. By now you'd think people would know a lot about HIV, but they don't. Even when I do feel close enough to someone to tell them, I wonder. But I know people's ignorance is not going to go away. They changed the medicines only once because I was on the same regimen for so long. But your truest friends and those who love you will be OK. It is sad because my father passed away a couple of months after I was born. "Growing up I had to go to the National Institutes of Health and get blood drawn. But it is hard having friendships and relationships. ' The truth is that people really do look at you differently when they know you are HIV positive. I have a boyfriend now and he knows and is understanding. I appreciate them and know that without them I would not be here today. But what they have done in terms of research and treatment has saved my life.
It lets you screen out the losers who can’t handle a woman like you.
They didn't know what he had, and they never suspected he was HIV positive. "My mother was in one hospital while I was being born, and my father was in another hospital. They found out when I was born that I was HIV positive, but they weren't sure at first if it would go away. That was my biggest complaint until I reached middle school. And when [I entered middle school], my teacher couldn't handle it and said she didn't want to teach me. I thought, 'I can't tell anyone, no one wants to be my friend.' And it still is like that sometimes. But I say, 'No, don't wish for that, it isn't something I would ever want.' It is something you can take and make it a great thing to live your life to the fullest, or you can just be depressed about it. "I never really got sick enough to go to the hospital. I thank God because I look at others and see how much worse my situation could be. I wouldn't be this way without the medicines and theoretical advances and technology. It is a bad situation, and I am making the best of it. But just because there are medicines out there, and things like MTV spots and speakers who come to schools and speak to the students - even so, young people still don't think it will happen to them. "I think, especially for younger generations, they couldn't even imagine knowing someone with the disease. They protect themselves, but that doesn't always help. But, living though my experience, I know it is livable. From what I have seen, everyone has been understanding, even though I thought they wouldn't be. Like my middle-school teacher, they just don't know.
The worst part was taking the medications and not being able to eat after it. "My mom always told my teachers [that I had HIV] because if I got a cut on the playground they would have to take care of it. I still think people are going to hate me or not want to be my friend when they learn I have HIV. My brother, he has told me he wishes he had it instead of me. That was the only time I got sick, [which] was in reaction to the change in medicines. I know it has gone this far and it is only going to get better. But I am not one to say, 'Look at me, this is what I have.' "I feel like people are more aware now than they ever have been. "My message to other people with HIV is that I know it is hard for people to cope with. If you care about them enough, they will be understanding. There are people out there like that, but I have not met them.
It is possible for a man to become infected with HIV by injecting drugs or by having sex with an HIV-positive woman and then transmitting the virus to a different female partner.
In addition, many men who have sex with men (MSM) don’t consider themselves “gay” or bisexual, and they may also have sexual relationships with women.