My viral load (i.e., the amount of HIV cells in my body) is undetectable.That’s not always the case for everyone who is HIV positive, but it is the case for me.You see, the problem with dating guys my age is that instead of a date, our dinners often morph into an HIV/AIDS Q&A session once they learn my status.The teacher-student situation doesn’t really leave room for romance.Even if my status wasn’t so public, whenever I go out with someone, I make sure that my date knows that I am HIV-positive early on.
I had the normal first-date jitters, plus this feeling that somehow he would know I am HIV-positive.
My colleague didn’t disclose my status because he didn’t know if that would be out of line or not (for the record, I wouldn’t have minded). I later found out that he had seen an article about me in the , and he was cool with it. One of the questions I’m often asked is: For me, personally and according to a recent statement from Dr.
During the date, we were talking about how I was going to be travelling for a health conference, and I blurted out my status. Theresa Tam, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, the answer is about 0 percent.
I was not open with any of my peers, even my high school best friend who caught me crying a few times.
When my parents died, I didn’t tell people why either. I’ve also been told that I’m “really mature” and “act older than I am,” which I choose to view as compliments.
I was working at an HIV/AIDS awareness information fair in Toronto and met a student who was my age.