In 2012, the World Health Organization estimated that globally as many as half of all HIV-positive people in long-term relationships have HIV-negative partners. POZ asked readers to tell us about your relationships with the HIV-negative community. Here are your responses:
Have you ever dated someone who is HIV negative?
How comfortable are you talking to HIV-negative people about HIV?
39% Moderately comfortable
35% Very comfortable
26% Not comfortable
57% of readers say they are most comfortable talking about HIV with close friends.
When you socialize with HIV-negative family and friends, how often does your HIV status come up?
5% Very often
Do you think disclosing your status has influenced anyone to practice safer sex?
46% I don’t know
Do you think disclosing your status has influenced anyone to be more open to people living with HIV?
35% I don’t know