I've read the list of potential side effects—mainly liver damage and bone density loss.
My friends who've been on the drug for over a year have experienced neither.
He spoke so confidently, like he had done it before. I had immediately decided I would spend the night — strictly cuddles only — then cut my losses and hope someone just as great came along.
I was new to the gay scene, having only come out to my parents the weekend before.
But there are a few things you should know when starting a relationship with an HIV-positive guy.
It has taken me several months to get these pills—for free, thanks to a combination of insurance and Washington State's drug-assistance program—and there's something unreal about finally holding them. About 20 years ago, I had completed an AIDS volunteer course then enrolled in a Hot Rap Safer Sex course with the AIDS Committee of London. Accurate knowledge will simplify decision making and dispel fears.Back then, I saw HIV as a death sentence, a disease that stripped a person of his identity. I visited his doctor and armed myself with all the knowledge I would need to make this work.Dear Alice, I am falling in love with a woman I know is HIV positive. — Burning, but not consumed Dear Burning, but not consumed, Seeking out information is a good start!You've noticed some of the finer details and complexities about this person, and you can really see the potential for some kind of future with the man sitting opposite you.It’s in the way you catch him staring at you as you look up from your glass of wine.A single Truvada pill is actually a combination of two drugs, tenofovir and emtricitabine, which block reverse transcriptase, an enzyme that allows the virus to multiply.They essentially stop the virus from reproducing in the body.How many of us can say with 100 per cent certainty he or she hasn't?If you're sexually active, just assume at some point you may have come across a victim of the virus.