Friday, June 4, 2010

Sex and the POZ Gay Man

Via POZ - If being HIV positive raises a million questions, being poz and sexually active raises a million more. In his article "Law & Disclosure" in The Positive Side, Glenn Betteridge wrote about one such question for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs): When are you required by law to inform your sexual partner of your HIV status?

Even if you've managed to keep the courtroom out of your bedroom, plenty of other uncertainties remain. Does having an undetectable viral load mean you're no longer infectious? How do sexually transmitted infections (STIs) affect people with HIV? How do you initiate sex if you think your prospective partner may be poz-phobic?

HIV-positive gay men may find these questions especially pressing. Gay culture can put a lot of value (and pressure) on having sex. How can a poz gay man feel healthy and horny when sex seems so fraught with potential landmines? Here are some issues that you might consider as you chart your course.

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