I was newly diagnosed with HIV in September of '08. I believed that my life was pretty much over when I received this news. I found out about this webside through a support group that I had recenlty joined. Love was the last thing that I had on my mind. I was seeking friendship and support...mostly, I felt scared and alone in the world. I could only hope for someone that could relate to what I was going through. Little did I know, that the love of my life was waiting for me in Kentucky, while I was here in Washington, DC. He is not positive for HIV, but we believed that our connection is strong enough, and will perservere, it is worth the ups and downs that life will throw at us in the future. He does not see me as a virus, he sees me as a human being, and that is what makes him so special to me, my soulmate. He has sold his home, and is getting ready to move in with me in the next few weeks. We are now discussing wedding plans, and cannot wait to start a family together someday soon. We have this website to thank for this.
Advice to other members:
Do not feel that because there is a small part of you that is labeled as a disease, that this is what defines you. Hold off until you find someone that appreciates you for who you are as a person, and sees right past your label and appreciates it as part of the whole you, and comes to love it as just a small part of who you are.