Dating Someone Who’s Living With HIV
Billy dated his partner for 7 months before they became aware of his positive HIV status. His story shows what it really means to support a partner during a challenging time in their life. While he has not tested positive for HIV himself, the perspective Billy has is one from seeing how a partner’s internalization of a positive diagnosis can effect everything around us.
This is a damn good episode to listen to if you are considering dating someone with a positive STI status and if you’re someone who is positive but you can’t get over the fact that you may expose your partner to your condition. This discordant conversation has come up often recently in DMs and this story is a REAL instance of what it can look like when a person literally forces another away due to their own feelings about their positive diagnosis.
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