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I Am Hiv Positive Gay Man

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 103 People

    I am so afraid to date

    because of the fact I think I will be rejected because HIV positive. It depresses me sometime. Wish I could have a chance.
    1morestatus 1morestatus 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I just found out yesterday,

    7/18/14 that I am HIV positive. I was tested in November of 2013 and it was negative. I was recently and infected and I now know who infected me. Neither one of us knew he was positive at the time we had sex. We always had safe sex until one night we just didn't think. I'm 29...
    snipes85 snipes85 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 19

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    Maxxymo Maxxymo 22-25, M Dec 30, 2013

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    BBbrownnn BBbrownnn 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 9

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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 3 Responses Jan 8, 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 find a new dating site

    for poz.It looks pretty good.Pozoq.com
    pozoq pozoq 22-25, M Oct 25

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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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    I don't know what to think

    or feel anymore. I'm still scared of all this, I know that I need to relax, and not think so much but how do you not of this? I'm worried about how the meds are going to make me feel and look because of certain stuff that I have read. My world has been flipped upside down. I...
    mexlover2169 mexlover2169 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12

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    Last night was like a dream.

    I've been taking Xanax since I found out my HIV status. For some reason I totally flipped out over a stupid situation. I don't remember most of what occurred and it scares me. I know I didn't hurt anyone but I know I scared the person that I was with. That is not me and...
    mexlover2169 mexlover2169 31-35, M 3 Responses May 4

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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 26-30 8 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    HIV Positive does not mean “Dirty” All

    over hook-up websites, gay men portraying themselves as HIV Negative refer to themselves as “being clean”. This is also true on TV shows and in gay romance novels (one of my guilty pleasures). The fact is that this is true to our gay “culture”. Results coming back as...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    Today I felt as if things were getting easier,

    for a min I forgot and put my status away in the far away corner of my head!! But it hit me that I was lying to myself when I read an email from my doctor about scheduling my next appointment. My reality is becoming more clear and it makes me feel even worse. Helllppp
    mexlover2169 mexlover2169 31-35, M 1 Response May 5

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    Hi all mate , I'm 27 yo ,

    gay male ,from Malaysia ,just knew I m hiv+ two mnt ago .. I'm very emotional ppl , my mood kept up n down everyday , night time when sleep I will awake n feeling how sadness . I'm very scared about it.
    workvyou2 workvyou2 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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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 9 Responses Jan 3

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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 6 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    Know that I have HIV.

    I would rather date a guy who had it also. Personal opinion
    1morestatus 1morestatus 18-21, M Aug 19

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    I had a really good day today.

    I have been on Stribild since January, it's hard to remember to take it daily though. I got my first labs back today and I am undetectable and my T-cells are above 350. It's the best news I've gotten. It helps me progress my life forward and strive to be better and live for a...
    mitchell713 mitchell713 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 28

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    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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    I found I am positive 3 weeks ago.

    My world was turned upside down when I was told I was indeed positive. I fell in love with a man who himself is positive and practiced safe sex, one night though that wasn't the case. We both let things happened that we shouldn't have and we here Iam today. We were together...
    mexlover2169 mexlover2169 31-35, M 3 Responses May 1

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    I am a latino male, who is HIV positive

    since 2009. I live in Mexico and can say that I am healthy and have been undetectable for about a year and a half. My CD 4 is very good and if I could lend an ear (eyes) or could advise you in any way please let me know.
    vstr8328 vstr8328 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    How do I tell my family my HIV status?

    I'm scared as hell to say anything. I don't even know if I should say something to them.
    mexlover2169 mexlover2169 31-35, M 5 Responses May 5

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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 .
    BBbrownnn BBbrownnn 22-25, M 4 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 4 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Seeking poz man who wants to settle down

    for good. Must able to come and see here in the Philippines. Open for a possible marriage. Love not Lust. Serious only please.
    philb0i philb0i 26-30, M Sep 9

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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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    Day by bay ...I slowly acceptable hiv living in

    my body And I need dealing with it in my life .. Well , I am learning ... I learning how to relax .. I learning how to enjoy my life ... I learning how to appreciate my parents .. I learning how to quite drugs ... I learning how to less smoke ... I learning how to be...
    workvyou2 workvyou2 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    I AM HIV+…AND I HAVE FOUND LOVE…ON EP!

    ! The last story I had shared was one in which I had posed a question…at what point in a relationship does sex become secondary? That was back in October. I had been in a relationship since the previous May with a kind hearted man who was good to me. I had originally been...
    Ralphsnt69 Ralphsnt69 46-50, M 1 Response May 2

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So far, no side effects and I'm on day three. I have the app called MediSafe referred from my long distant in Chicago. I met him on The Experience Project (here) and I've been...
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 21

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    Hi guys.. Im 28 straight, slept with a lot of girls without protection.. Over the years.. Never done a STI test. I recently had a 'scare' and was told i may have hiv and i should...
    Sintecho Sintecho 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hello, friends! I hope everyone is having a great week. So I got my first numbers about 2 weeks ago, but I had not had the chance to come on here and share it with everyone...
    Emcarl19 Emcarl19 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 3

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    So I have been positive since July 17th of this year and I finally, today, on December 5th, have gotten an appointment with the hiv specialist on December 19th. I walked in today...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 5

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    1st DECEMBER being AIDS DAY today im closer to aids then ever but may we remember all the other people that had a dream .that there would be some medication but unfortunately...
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 Dec 1

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    Sometimes I wonder how can I stay so positive and optimistic about my status. I don't understand why some people find it hard to accept their statuses like I have mine. I refuse to...
    Anon2710 Anon2710 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    My VL was officially deemed undetectable by my endocrinologist this week and my CD4s have doubled from 86 to an astounding 176 after 6 weeks of treatment.  I've been smoke...
    z0mKi z0mKi 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 23

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    I am proud of myself! I have been taking HIV Meds and have not skipped a dose but goal is to be undetectable. I am one pill away from starting my next 30 day pill regimen.
    PozlifeD PozlifeD 18-21, M 7 Responses Nov 28

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    I was born with it. I found out about it when I was 8. I asked why I had to take medicine that made me feel sick. My mother told me and said never to tell anybody about it. I'm...
    AwkwardMush AwkwardMush 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I went to an obgyn appointment and they asked me if I wanted to get std tested I said sure. A week later I was called in and told I was hiv +. I was so numb that I didn't even cry...
    fmor fmor 26-30, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello everyone. It's going on two months since I've been diagnosed with HIV. Stribild is going good for me and had a follow up yesterday just to see how my body is responding to...
    TorchPlus TorchPlus 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    hi...im looking for partners that are negative....my partner is negative and I wish he can speak with others HIV partners that are negative.....pls if you are one or your partner...
    paulcor paulcor 51-55 13 hrs ago

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    i just realise am positive 16 days ago and this month on 24th it will be my birthday and it will be so unique just because it will be my first bithday to celebrate knowing am...
    sly15 sly15 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hello I feel like a house cat being forced outside. Any suggestions or advice? I've been positive for 2 months December 18th
    lllbehappy lllbehappy 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 5

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