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I Am Hiv Positive Gay Man

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 72 People

    Long-term Person

    I can't say long-term SURVIVOR, because I have not survived HIV if I still have it. I've been HIV for over 23 years and still healthy and strong. MY numbers are 874 and I've been undetectable for over 15 years. My doctor doesn't know why I'm as healthy as I am. Me either! I eat...
    rainbowbright123 rainbowbright123 51-55, M 12 Responses Jun 11, 2009

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    Continuing Story

    You wanted to know how HIV has affected my social life. I'll give you more than that. Being HIV+ has affected my social and personal life. You all knew how open I am with my sexuality, I am an openly gay male. I am also open with my HIV status. I tell all my friends and potential...
    rainbowbright123 rainbowbright123 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    HIV positive I don't know

    where to begin. I am writing this with so much going on in my head, it is painful. I am a 18 years old from Indonesia. Back in August, I had an unprotected sex with someone. Stupid me, I never paid any attention to what people told me about how dangerous unprotected sex is. I...
    hiv95 hiv95 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Need To Release My Love Without Quilt , Thanks Jeff For Being In The Right Place For Us Oxox I Miss Your Voice But Remember Your Laugh

    I am coming up on my 23rd yr of being told that I was HIV positive My partner at the time also got his results an hour after me , I thought he may have been but was already in love with him so I made the decision to stick it out . I thought I was not because I had tested year...
    aquawave aquawave 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    I am Thai gay. I am bottom 35 175 63.

    I have just told my BF that I have HIV+ And I told him to stop relationship. It is really sad. But I am still think that love is important. The healthy problem lead me to leave from my BF. I hope, this healthy problem will lead me to meet a person who is my real love and for the...
    khungai khungai 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    My world is so twisted.

    I have been in love with a guy all my life. Finally we got together and been in a relationship for 5 years. I've been hunt so bad within that 5 years I was the only person in love. But I loved him so much I could not see that he didn't care much for me at all. Last year...
    Xoee Xoee 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    My life totally changed in three weeks.

    .. From being perfectly normal, to learn I have HIV with a CD4 of 180... What a twist! But I love my life and everything around me... Everything will get better, I know it will :) I start my medications today at night... I hope I don't get so many side effects!!! :)
    fusionconfusion fusionconfusion 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Hiv+ And I'm Scared...

    I found out I was HIV+ this morning. When my doctor called me, I figured it was just to let me know my results were in for the std test that I got a week before and also treated for. I could tell immediately that it was not good. Once I found out, my knees grew week and I went...
    Mickies09 Mickies09 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    22 Year Old Guy With The HIV Positive

    Hi, everyone! I found out I am Hiv positive 4 months ago and right now I am in a relationship with someone, we fell for each other. I am so afraid of letting him know that I am hiv positive but we're never had sex! I am so stress right now!
    purenessly purenessly 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Terryen Terryen 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Just Looking To Make Contacts With Other HIV Positive Guys For Friendship And Support

    I'm 24 years old and about 3 months ago I found out that I was HIV positive. I remember the feeling as i sat there with a blank look on my face. I went to the doctor for a a regular checkup but had some blood work done before. As i got there and received the news I was shocked...
    Killerkaze Killerkaze 22-25 8 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Wishing To Keep In Touch With Other Gays With HIV

    I have been HIV positive for 2 years now. Its a journey but wish to get some contacts so we can support one another online.
    pacifictrotter pacifictrotter 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I Am Human!

    Once upon a time I was Negative but now I find myself as much a human as the rest of humanity. It has a way to reminding us that we are less than God. He designed us to enjoy the full spectrum of our humanity. I am more alive than ever and I thank God for my human experience...
    ajphilli ajphilli 46-50 Feb 24, 2012

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    It's almost 5 months

    since I was diagnosed positive. It was in August of 2013 that my life really changed. Until now now, my family still dont know my status. Only 2 of my closest friends know about it. I got itchy skin rashes. My CD4 count was 21. I guess I am doomed. I wanna go somewhere far...
    IamAugust IamAugust 26-30, M 8 Responses Jan 3

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    I think I'm almost MDD.

    No friends , no family, no one can talk . Live alone , walk alone , eat alone , sleep alone , cry alone .
    Terryen Terryen 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Someone I Loved And Trusted Infected Me With Hiv When He Knew He Was And Never Told Me

    About 11 years ago I was in a relationship with a person whom I loved and trusted. He was HIV positive and never told me. I became infected by him. I have lived in a state of extreme anger, pain, and lack of trust ever since. It has made my life unbearable at times. Every...
    Sjacobson507 Sjacobson507 36-40 3 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Hiv Positive Gay Man Needs Your Help In Reaching Dream Of Becoming A Doctor

    Hello my name is Adam Kessinger and I am a Clinical Psychology PhD candidate focusing on gay men's health. I am currently conducting a research study focusing on relationship satisfaction and positive growth after receiving an HIV/AIDS diagnosis in a population of gay men. I have...
    adamk83 adamk83 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    I Am Hiv Positive Gay Man

    Early January of 1987, just after the holidays, I was 31 years old, completely single and very “active”. I got a letter from the American Red Cross. Although I was perfectly healthy, I knew what it was. I gave blood yearly at my place of employment. Why else would the Red...
    pastol pastol 51-55 4 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    Maxxymo Maxxymo 22-25, M Dec 30, 2013

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    Why it is so hard to find out HIV poz gay friend or more in pennsylvania ?
    ramchhetri763 ramchhetri763 26-30, M Mar 25

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    I know it is very hard and scare to be a friend with HIV positive guys....just lets be friend and if we feel that we are made for each other then we can move forward......
    ramchhetri763 ramchhetri763 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    One of a kind closeted gay man looking for his soul mate, a closeted lesbian. 100% discreet and 100% masculine. I am handsome, physically fit, athletic, genuine, outgoing, career...
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    Hi , I'm Kayla and this is my story ... here goes. I saw this handsome guy on Facebook, I liked him and decided to send him a friend request . He confirms . He inboxes me . I reply...
    TheWorse TheWorse 41-45, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not gay but guys are better ticklers so if u wanna tickle me hit me up I live in New York
    BobbyAlesi BobbyAlesi 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I'm from Bombay .. I'm a pure punjabi boy .. 24 yrs and very good looking as people say and well read and educated , done my masters in business management .. Working in the...
    anishsawhney anishsawhney 22-25, M Mar 25

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    I'm from Bombay .. I'm a pure punjabi boy .. 24 yrs and very good looking as people say and well read and educated , done my masters in business management .. Working in the...
    anishsawhney anishsawhney 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    It's taken me a long time to come terms with my sexuality. I do enjoy the friendship and sometimes companionship of a woman but I am ultimately sexually attracted to men. When I...
    AnonymousPet AnonymousPet 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Would love him as the amazing man that he is. We all have our issues and concerns. If his issue was being "out", but he still loved me, I'd be okay with that. We all need love.
    Michael5280 Michael5280 36-40, M a week ago

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    Just wanted to say to keep your heads up. You guys are all amazing and strong and the best thing is that you're all very supportive of each other. This is one of the last groups on...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    hey im bored and into older men does anyone want to chat or vid chat
    blackattack05 blackattack05 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am a christian guy from Jakarta, Indonesia, looking for Indonesian Christian les girl for MOC. Discreet.
    1983niceguy 1983niceguy 26-30, M Apr 2

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    Is it true that directly after high school everybody comes out? I was told this but I'm not sure what to think. :/
    EmbryosandSkulls EmbryosandSkulls 13-15, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to have a gay friend and enjoyed confiding in him and would support him, then i found out he was telling people my business so the friendship ended Other times If Ive...
    Paulchanning Paulchanning 41-45, M Apr 5

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    Being gay is a deviation from nature. If we take a look at animals in nature we can see that none of them are gay. A few are heterosexual or androgynous but they are actually...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 13

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    I have been living with HIV since August of 2008 and have a stronger than normal immune system than an average person. I only take two pills at night per day and I only became...
    JRyanNYC JRyanNYC 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I know this is Long but please take the time to read it! I am in desperate need!!! Let me start by saying I am NOT homophobic in any way,shape or form, so no negative comments...
    alikat8524 alikat8524 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    All people are people. And here in America, the issue is quite illogical. I don't know if it's the largest of an issue here, but when I hear about states legalizing gay marriage it...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    MY GRINDR EXPERIENCE (PART 1) Grindr found me when I was desperate. It gave me hope. FALSE HOPE... Before I had encountered...
    Hubbahubba1 Hubbahubba1 16-17 4 Responses Mar 27

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    I don't believe in gay marriage. I believe in marriage. And I think that's between any two people that love each other. Man and man. Woman and man. Woman and woman. Or whatever you...
    emilyv97 emilyv97 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    So, a little about me.... I am 21 years old and am from America. My parents are from Mexico and are somewhat conservative. They believe in family honor and take action if...
    MagicalDenial MagicalDenial 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I have had many gay experiences but I still doubt I am gay. My featured gay experience was in the summer after 6th grade. I was going to a summer camp that we went swimming in...
    1kk347 1kk347 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    When I was in 5th grade I had a dream that I was gay. I woke up and knew that every thing was okay. Because In my house gay wasn't good. It was a hard lifestyle that I guess I...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    So, that kid I have in my circle commented on one of my stories here which reminded me of this old group I have forgotten! This group has reminded me of a conversation I had...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Damn this really sucks. In so many ways, I feel like I want to come out, but really hate the idea of some of the reactions I may get... especially from my homophobic family. No one...
    justbyou justbyou 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    So, I am gay, but man do I wish I wasn't. I come from a Christian family, live with a Christian roommate, and am Christian myself, which obviously brings up problems. Besides...
    Tallguy3050 Tallguy3050 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 12

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    So, I am gay, but man do I wish I wasn't. I come from a Christian family, live with a Christian roommate, and am Christian myself, which obviously brings up problems. Besides...
    Tallguy3050 Tallguy3050 22-25, M 9 Responses Apr 12

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    My Grindr experience (day dating app) -PART 3. The greatest irony is that everyone who uses grindr (including me) is seeking a gay person (in whichever individual way) BECAUSE...
    Hubbahubba1 Hubbahubba1 16-17 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I have been gay for as long as I remembered. But of course, I thought that I was Bi (at first) and told myself that it's something that would be kept as a secret forever and...
    PrezEmmanuel PrezEmmanuel 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 26

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    Being positive is good. Being positive is great. However it's so hard to be positive all of the time. When you see so much wrong is going on in the world being positive is the...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F Apr 1

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    I guess you could say that I am bit different that most gay men. I've been given the label twink by many other gay men, which I find kind of funny. I play with that label, but make...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My name is Jackson but everyone calls me Jax for short. I love snowboarding, been doing it practically my entire life, same as surfing. I am gay and I could care less what anyone...
    2Chill4U 2Chill4U 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Stay positive. I want to fall in love and know that it can be with whomever I choose because I chose them. Stay positive. I want to kiss my girlfriend without having to look around...
    inonon inonon 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    America is going down majorly gay should be married once I have started this movement, I will not stop until gays everywhere can be married it's bull **** the American people deny...
    SeaBassStein SeaBassStein 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29