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Being HIV+ with an HIV- Partner Comes With Some Challenges: A Blog Entry by Jeannie Wraight

"I blurted out, 'I'm HIV positive.' He let out a big sigh, as if he was holding his breath, and with a look of relief, said: 'Is that it? I thought you were going to tell me that you didn't like me and you're leaving.'"

By Jeannie Wraight

The Disclosure Dilemma: Telling Your Family Your Partner Has HIV

My boyfriend and I have been dating around three months and we have decided to move in with each other. He told me he was HIV-positive right from the start, and has been on disability for a while now. My boyfriend indicates no signs of getting sick...

By J. Buzz von Ornsteiner, Ph.D. for Body Positive

Tell and Kiss: Dating and Disclosure

The biggest and first hurdle you will encounter when you are positive and dating is how people will react when they find out the news. Disclosure can play itself out in a variety of ways. You can share your status before you meet your date in perso...

By Michael Mancilla for Body Positive

"By the Way, I'm Poz"

How do you tell someone that you are dating that you are HIV-positive? It's not an easy thing to do, by any standard. I've discovered that the longer one waits to disclose their status, the harder it becomes. No one wants to be judged on and discarde...

By Steve McMahon for Body Positive