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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?


Jeannie Wraight

Jeannie Wraight

Activist and Founder,, Bronx, N.Y., Diagnosed in 1995

Leave the door open. Don't rule out either negative or positive people. There are so many HIV-negative people who are completely OK with being in a relationship with someone living with HIV. They either already know and understand the risks or are willing to learn about them. There are also lots of benefits to being with someone who is positive. The fear of rejection because of HIV doesn't exist (although some do choose to only be with negative people) and they understand much of what you go through on a daily basis living with a life-threatening illness. Don't rule anyone out based on their HIV status -- negative or positive!


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