In some states, you can be charged with a crime if you don’t tell your partner your HIV status, even if your partner doesn’t become infected. In addition, to promote safe and voluntary HIV disclosure and address the barriers that may prevent some people living with HIV from disclosing their status, the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) and the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Care (CHAC) have issued Joint Recommendations on Safe and Voluntary Disclosure of HIV in the United States.
Some people living with HIV choose to practice “serosorting”—having sex only with partners of the same HIV status, often to engage in unprotected sex, in order to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative person.
Having HIV does not prevent you from dating or marrying—it just may require a little more responsibility and trust from you and your partner.
Disclosing your HIV-positive status to a potential intimate partner may be one of the most personal and stressful situations you will face.
Other suggestions: Determine what it is that makes you feel attracted to someone. Doing goods things doesn't necessarily require spending a lot of money.
What attracted you to your partner in the first place? For example, you could say, "Honey, let's make some changes. We've changed over the years and lost some of the spark in our marriage. Simple things, like picking up your dirty underwear, giving a free back rub, preparing dinner, writing an appreciative note, hand picking flowers or taking on a chore that your partner normally does, build intimacy and closeness in your marriage like nothing else.
It is so funny to see how some social behaviors are exactly the same between France and the US, and others are completely different. Well, this was a big shock to me when I arrived in the US. I understood of course a man and a woman could be interested in each other in a romantic way, let me reassure you.
One of the very obvious difference is the dating game. But I was not aware that accepting to go out to dinner with a man alone gave the signal that I was possibly romantically interested in him.
The question nagged at me—not least because of my own experiences watching promising relationships peter out over text message—so I set out on a mission.
I read dozens of studies about love, how people connect and why they do or don’t stay together.
After being "pulled apart" by all the pressures of modern life, it is imperative to reconnect each week. Here's the irony: If you make yourself more attractive, your spouse will often become more attractive to you. Often the process of bringing attraction back begins with education and basic communication.
Quite often, changes that you make in your appearance can precipitate changes in your spouse just as positive actions often breed positive reactions. Let's walk together each evening." Avoid using "you" statements. Try writing a letter as an alternative to face to face communication, especially if you feel he or she will react negatively. Read books and research articles on the Web that discuss reviving romance and attraction.
Whether it’s where I’m eating, where I’m traveling or, God forbid, something I’m buying, like a lot of people in my generation—those in their 20s and 30s—I feel compelled to do a ton of research to make sure I’m getting every option and then making the best choice.