Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Mental Health and HIVMental Health and HIV
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


dating some one with HIV
Jan 29, 2004

For the past 3 weeks I've been dating a guy who is HIV positive. There's been no sexual intercourse involved in our relationship but things are getting serious between him and I. I guess what I am trying to get at here is we both have concerns and decisions need to be made. We both started to talk about our concerns and the conversation started to get heated between him and I. I suggessted going to counseling for this but he didn't say a word. I don't know where to go from here there is alot that needs to be talked about if this relationship gets any serious than it is , can someone please HELP!

Response from Dr. Horwath

From your description, I'm not clear what the issues are. I understand that your friend is HIV positive, but what was your heated conversation about? You've only known each other for 3 weeks. What don't you agree about? Do you have some disagreement about sex? It's clear that you need to use safe sex in order to protect yourself from HIV infection (I assume you're HIV negative, but you didn't specify). What are your and his concerns? Hopefully, you and he can find a way to talk.



Previous
Coping with being HIV+
Next
depression

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement