The ads gave these men–whose race and sexual orientation place them at high risk for HIV–vouchers that they could redeem for test kits at pharmacies and vending machines.
Using Grindr to market HIV tests is part of a larger trend in the global fight against AIDS: tailoring treatment and testing to the circumstances of at-risk groups.
Eventually, telling became more stress-free than not telling.
Still, it took years before a first date provoked only mild anxiety instead of flat-out terror.
It is difficult enough to date or find love in today’s fast paced world where people have high expectations of themselves and their potential partners. People living with HIV and AIDS live in fear of rejection and fear disclosing their status to those around them for fear of being judged and discarded.
We sometimes feel it would be better to date other people who are also living with the condition and this is called a seroconcordant relationship.
He said ‘no’,” said Cole, a writer from Brampton, Ont.
And if I didn’t tell him right away, would he be angry?For most us when we’re growing up we look forward to completing school, meeting that perfect partner, getting married and having children.In today’s modern society it doesn’t always happen in that order and sometimes the children come before the nuptials, or the nuptials don’t come at all.If antiretroviral treatment is combined with condoms, the danger is close to zero.Public health messages about HIV prevention that try to scare people into safer sex contribute to the stigma, said Sarah Chown, executive director of Youth CO, which supports young people living with the virus in B. Being open about your HIV status is not the only way to prevent infecting others, Chown explained.