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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

Jimmy Mack

Southampton, N.Y., Diagnosed in 1987

This Valentine's Day marks exactly 25 years since I tested HIV positive, and my new boyfriend Brian and I plan to celebrate that momentous occasion by announcing our engagement that day. We met on a gay dating website and what impressed me most about Brian was that he put his HIV-positive status right up front on his profile, as did I. Our first date was 11/11/11 (this picture is from that date) and we have been inseparable ever since. Brian and I both feel that honesty regarding one's HIV status is the best dating policy as one is only as sick as his secrets, and why start out with a secret?

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