This is an often confusing subject. Doctors have speculated on the possibility of a "superbug" or a "superinfection" since HIV was discovered in the 1980s. But are these concerns legitimate and valid in real-world situations?
"The guys in the BDSM community were not fazed by my status at all ... it was automatic acceptance."
Being black and dating online is difficult. When you're a black couple looking to find a third, the mechanics of finding someone get even trickier.
Experts agree: Your health is important enough to ask for protection, and it might be part of your journey to empowerment.
If you're living with HIV and hooking up, one of these may happen to you. But, don't worry, some people have checked their pozphobia.
At the core of the problem when it comes to queer women and sexually transmitted infections is that too many don't know they're at risk -- and too few providers are unaware of their prevention and screening needs.
For one sex worker, the job has come with an unintended responsibility: educating clients about living with HIV and the meaning of community.
There are ways to prep for bottoming that don't require starving yourself in advance or stocking up on anti-diarrhea meds.
In reality, sex-positive education that supports both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people in living their best sex lives can help us stay healthy and joyful.
As a gay man with HIV in South Africa, Wiseman T. Zondi writes, "I realized that to truly be free, I had to come out once again."