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zcandalous
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Thankful to find you all...
      01/24/03 09:26 AM

I am thankful to find this discussion board. I recently met a wonderful man who told me he was HIV+. i think/hope this will be a valuable place to come for reassurance and reality checks.

I decided not to run and see where the relationship stands on its own merit rather than basing my decision on his status. However, he seemed concerned that I would not see it through. Then, he asked if i were sure i was ready and willing to take the risk of being infected. he didn't want to move forward unless i could tell him i was ready [for intimacy] without reservation.

i've been working hard to educate myself on the issue(s) faced by discordant couples. the information i've gathered helps the cerebral part of me very well. i am, for the most part, excited about the potential with this man.

the concern that continually pops in my mind is whether this is a responsible risk to take in light of the fact that i'm a single parent. is it fair to take this risk, knowing that i am all my daughter has to turn to? i don't know. he has a son by a previous marriage but his son has a mother to rely on.

i just don't know.



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* Thankful to find you all... zcandalous 01/24/03 09:26 AM
. * Re: Thankful to find you all... Rose   01/24/03 07:03 PM
. * Re: Thankful to find you all... killfoile   01/24/03 10:20 AM
. * Re: Thankful to find you all... zcandalous   01/24/03 02:50 PM

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