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" I kept asking the nurse who took me upstairs at the Margaret Sanger Center in the East Village for a second blood test to confirm the rapid test result.'That is the start of Fratti's powerful essay, published by Redbook, offering a glimpse into the difficult world of dating with HIV.
A person with HIV becomes 'undetectable' when treatment suppresses the virus to a level so low in their blood that it cannot be detected by measurements.
Serosorting is not a guaranteed strategy to prevent HIV transmission, but a lot of guys use it.
Roughly 30 percent of America's 1.2 million people with HIV - including Karen Fratti - have reached an undetectable viral load which underscores the need for expanded access to testing, treatment, and care.
For more information and resources, visit the Prevention Access Campaign website.
And in almost every instance, the most pressing and immediate concern after just finding out is about how HIV will affect a person’s dating life. When I first found out about my status, all of my romantic dreams instantly felt like dead ones. Besides a reoccurring doctor’s appointment every four months and a new pill to add to my pill box, my worth on the dating market remained the same.
Of course, the first couple months were pretty shaky.HIVequal.org: How to Date an HIV-positive Guy offers the ‘rules’ and ‘reactions’ to dating openly in the 21st century in this article chronicling one man’s search for love as an HIV-positive gay man.