Dating an hiv positive woman
It's not that bad and there are times when you forget you have HIV.
Eventually, even when you remember you're positive, it's no longer an issue.
You may find it helpful to get to know other people in the same situation.
There are support groups and activities for young people living with HIV, and these can provide good opportunities to find out about how other people are coping.
This is also a time when many people have their first relationships.
Whether you were born with HIV and diagnosed at a young age, or diagnosed more recently, perhaps in your early teens, it’s likely that one of your parents or a guardian has helped you to take your treatment at the same time each day.
If your partner knows about HIV, it can make it easier to talk about using condoms.
There may be questions you want to talk about with them without anyone else being present, such as having sex.
Think about what you can do to remind yourself to take your treatment, and to manage your appointments.
Just because you’re becoming an adult doesn’t mean that you’re meant to ‘know it all’.
You’ll still need support from family and friends, and you can ask your healthcare professional about any aspect of your health at any time.