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Love and Relationships, Positive Style

What's your advice to HIV-positive people looking for love? What's your experience been?


Nelson Vergel

Nelson Vergel

Author, Activist and Forum Expert, Houston, Texas, Diagnosed in 1986

I tell my single friends that there is no better way to meet other poz people to date than to volunteer in nonprofit organizations, fundraisers, AIDS rides or walks, or to serve on Boards of Directors of AIDS organizations and other community-related work. In my 18 years of nonprofit work, I have met many a single man with a great heart and a desire to help others, which are two of the things I find the most attractive. Also, these people tend to be more HIV friendly (regardless of their HIV status). If you volunteer for a group or event, chances are that you will be seeing those people frequently. That can give you a great opportunity to get to know them better before you even ask them out on a date.

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