“After being diagnosed with HIV in 2013 I found stigma and the opinions of others to be the hardest part of moving on with life.
When trying to begin dating again I was met with rejection due to my status (along with verbal abuse on occasion) and found that the few services who specifically reached out to the HIV community, were higher price when compared to general dating sites,” Goyvaerts told “Personally though the hardest part of using mainstream dating apps and having HIV is the rejection due to my status.
Dating is a fun business but as in any other subject you must be cautious about many things.
The most important rule is to protect yourself in every way, not just physically but emotionally as well.
The app has met with mixed feeling from the the HIV community, with one man saying he is unsure the app was safe for those wishing to keep their status private.
“I’m very public about my status and history of drug use, but that’s not the same for a lot of people out there,” Theodore Tsipiras told Star Observer.
A BRITISH smartphone app has been launched exclusively for people living with HIV (PLHIV) to meet other PLHIV and hopefully find love.
Created by Andrew Goyvaerts, POZ launched in March to help PLHIV navigate the dating world without facing stigma about their status.
There are a lot of discussions we can have about emotions, especially if you are HIV positive and you are looking for a serious relationship. If you have HIV, it can make you feel like you are all alone in the world.You can meet your friends, partners or learn about HIV medical treatments and information.The first, anonymous and most trusted online network dedicated to gay men and bisexual men with HIV positive meeting new friends, partners or potential spouses in the world. Do you wish there was a place where you didn't have to worry about being rejected or discriminated by other gay or bisexual men?Over 20% gay and bisexual men are living with hiv positive in the U. Positive is a warm-hearted and exclusive community for gay or bisexual men with HIV Positive or any other STD.