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Author Topic: What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?  (Read 1424 times)

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Offline 90024male

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What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?
« on: January 03, 2021, 08:01:10 pm »
I'm 54 and have been HIV+ for 15 years, but I don't have any poz friends; I would like for that to change. Due to the Covid pandemic, I'm interested in learning about online options for meeting people I can talk with and get to know; any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Offline fabio

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Re: What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 12:52:15 am »
I've seen it being very difficult,since there aren't many places where you can meet openly positive people.
I've wondered too if there was any place that you can find a community where there's hiv positive people. The only place so far are sub reddits that are for job positive people.

Offline c430

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Re: What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 09:19:13 am »
I too have no poz friends. I always long for a connection with others but it is so hard to find people who would want to be friends  especially with all of us wanting to have privacy and for our status to stay  covered.

Offline BubbaPat

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Re: What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 06:56:56 pm »
I'm in the same boat.  I've found a few CHAT sites that have a gay section but I'm really tired of being accosted by teenagers wanting sex.
I come here to what people are up to but since it's posts to comments, it's difficult.
I did find a POZ group on Facebook but it doesn't seem all that "friendly".

If anyone is up for chat.. we can send messages here and then maybe exchange info for something like Google.  I know they still have Hangout type chat.

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Offline TexasDragon

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Re: What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2021, 06:50:16 pm »
Same situation here.

I have been Poz since 2018. No one knows really except my doctor. I did meet and chat with a few folks on here immediately after I was diagnosed mostly because they were diagnosed about the same time. We all needed an outlet, but those contacts moved on.

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Offline Livviaa

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Re: What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2021, 08:04:02 pm »
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Offline joemutt

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Re: What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2021, 09:30:25 am »
I don't know which area you are in, etc. so I will just share my experience in general.

I met people in my city in 2008-2012 through the personals of poz.com; https://personals.poz.com some for dating, some for talking.
There was a time (2004-2005) when I made a few friends on these boards that I then met in Bangkok and Amsterdam.
I also found 2 support groups where most people became friends; one group I found through an announcement at a clinic.
Also on gay dating apps I sometimes reached out to poz people; met some interesting people socially.
« Last Edit: February 14, 2021, 09:35:15 am by joemutt »

Offline PozChilean

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Re: What's the best way to make HIV+ friends online?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 12:39:45 am »
If any of you need an online friend, I'm here for you.

 


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