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Offline tml3801

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Hello
« on: April 25, 2012, 04:12:20 PM »
Hey guys my name is Tom and im a 25 year old guy living in sunny england lol. Just wanted to write a quick post saying 'hello' and to say how glad i am at finding this site. I was diagnosed just over a year ago with a CD4 of 4 and a viral load of over 1 million! So thing have been a little difficult. But im doing ok now my CD4 is up to 184 and my viral load is undetectable.

Well there is a little about me, but now on to my question. Do you guys find it easy dating? I have been single since my diagnose but other the last couple of months have found my self waiting a boyfriend again. But find it really hard.
thanks in advance for any responses
Tom x

Offline Joe K

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Re: Hello
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 04:30:49 PM »
Hey Tom,

Welcome to the forums.  You'll find a lot of advice and comments about dating and so far, nobody has discovered the grail of poz dating.  When I was dating, I found you have to put yourself out there, so people know you exist.  Go to places where you will find the type of people that you like.  Anything that brings gays together and there are many ways to date, that don't include the bar scene.

You might want to search the forum for "disclosure" posts and start reading.  Some of it's not for the faint of heart, but it's best to know what you might be up against.  That being said, you will find someone, you are young, so go at your own pace.  Being poz will change many aspects of your life, and affairs of the heart are no different.  Just know, that there are many men out there who will be able to see the "real" you, through the HIV and they are known as "keepers."

Joe
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Offline tednlou2

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Re: Hello
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 01:36:03 AM »
Tom, just wanted to say hello and welcome you to the forums.  I look forward to hearing more from you.  Oh, and all the best getting back in the dating scene.  I can only begin to imagine all the anxieties that come with that for many.  While there are numerous rejection stories, there are also many stories of poz members finding someone who saw past HIV, and they began loving relationships.  Others decide they want to find someone who is also poz.  Whatever your choice, I wish you all the best in finding someone special.


 


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