If I bring this up my wife will wonder what I’m trying to say!
” It is assumed that each one is okay since they are ‘with each other’, he adds. Patrick adds, “It is the young girls you meet who assume you are safe because you are married.
Thus, they engage in sexual behaviors that place them at risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV.
This is still the most stigmatised disease and I don’t want to come into a relationship from a point of shame. ‘HIV positive’ is not my identity.” Florence has been in her current relationship for three years.
When does Florence think is the best time to disclose one’s status while dating?
But in case of long-term relationships, the parties need to discuss this at length.“HIV should be an everyday discussion among couples, just to ensure that they continue to safeguard their negative status, rather than continue in ‘good faith’ and end up being infected.
I think we are far from discussing or just letting anyone know our status the way one would do with diabetes or cancer.