Back in the 80’s the news about HIV and AIDS was all over the news, especially when it was revealed that basketball star Magic Johnson was revealed to be HIV positive. While much of the fear and mania that was around back then has now passed, there are still plenty of people out there living an HIV Poz lifestyle, which includes dating. The vast majority of people in this position are open about their condition, but there are others who might not be, which is why you need to be careful when dipping your toe into the dating pool.
Before we get more into the subject of HIV positive dating, it is worth talking about the states in the U.S. that have the highest incidences of HIV positive patients. Given the populations of the states in question, it is perhaps not that surprising that California, Texas, Florida, and New York are at the top of the list, with each of those states having more than 10,000 HIV positive patients on the books. It should be noted that these are only the people that have actually been diagnosed, which means that there may be even more than the numbers indicate.
With the number of people living in the United States with HIV now sitting at around 100,000, it is perhaps not that surprising to learn that there are a lot of HIV singles in the dating pool. Studies have shown that people who have been diagnosed as being HIV positive are now living longer than ever before, with North America at the top of the life expectancy list. On average, Americans usually have a life expectancy of 10-12 years after an HIV positive diagnosis, so it is perhaps no surprise that there are so many HIV singles out there looking for companionship. If you are interested in AIDS dating, the good news is that there are now websites devoted to HIV singles looking for love and companionship. This is perhaps the best road to go for the HIV Poz community, as everyone who enters these types of dating sites already knows that they will be chatting to and potentially meeting people who are currently living with HIV. This is a much better scenario than rolling the dice out in the dating world and hoping that you remain healthy while engaging in a sexual relationship.
Of course, not everyone who is out there looking for HIV dating is looking for a sexual partner. Many are simply content to find a person who will serve as more of a friend and confidant. There is still something of a social stigma related to Aids, HIV, and all other sexually transmitted diseases, so finding someone willing to put all that aside and still be a part of your life can be tough. It is not impossible, though, which is why HIV dating sites are now gaining some real traction in the online dating world.