Having HIV is a burden in and of itself, and trying to find a partner as an HIV-positive man or woman is never going to be easy. But times have changed and nowadays we’re can see that HIV dating has never been as easy a process as it is in 2017 – and here are some of the reasons why.
If we were to say that it’s easy find someone you could have a solid relationship with as a HIV-positive individual, we would be lying. AIDS is nothing to joke about and it certainly isn’t something that you can easily ignore, whether it’s you or someone else who suffers from it – that being said, being an active part of the scene is harder than it may seem, even when you’re registered at some of the better HIV dating sites.
Seeing as there’s a lot of prejudice and social stigma surrounding AIDS and those diagnosed with it (despite all the scientific and medical progress we’ve seen in the last decade or so), it’s only natural that HIV-positive people are having problems when it comes to finding a partner. But don’t worry, as HIV dating is at its all-time highest in 2017, and here are a couple of reasons why.
1. Better Dating Sites
Dating sites have been around for quite some time, and while they mostly focused on straight and healthy people, they have evolved so much that they now cater to nearly every sexual orientation – and every health condition, so to speak.
There’s no point in denying the existence of those ‘bad’ dating sites which offer nothing of worth but ask for a lot from their users, but we should also note that there are some extraordinary websites our there that will fulfill your every wish.
There is a number of sites that feature a vast base of members (all of which are HIV-positive), useful features, and chat rooms which allow strangers to meet and have a quick chat. It’s both the variety and the consistency that makes websites like these so valuable to the HIV community.
2. A Safer Environment
This goes without saying, but we’ll remind you anyway – HIV is a dangerous disease. It doesn’t have obvious symptoms and it doesn’t cause health problems in the same way as most other diseases do. Instead, it virtually shuts down our immune system, making us vulnerable to viruses, infections, and other sort of issues that can lead to further problems.
The main reason why AIDS is considered so maleficent (aside from the abovementioned) lies in how easily it gets transferred from one host to another. Luckily for all of you who are interested or who partake in HIV positive dating, more and more HIV dating sites are now inquiring into their users’ HIV status, which means the online dating scene for is becoming a much safer place, whether you already have AIDS or not.
3. More Support
Since we don’t live in the 1970’s anymore and most people are aware that you can’t actually get HIV simply by being around HIV-positive people, it’s only logical that those who are diagnosed with AIDS now have more support from their surroundings than ever before.
Whether you’re shy and feel more comfortable around those closest to you or you’re not afraid to join HIV support organizations, you can count that you’ll find empathy and understanding no matter where you look. This helps break the social stigma surrounding AIDS and makes HIV dating that much more of an everyday phenomenon.