by HIVE Online | Jul 10, 2017 | Heterosexual-identified, HIVE Blog, Men Living with HIV, Treatment as Prevention
Then the truth set me free. Learning about Undetectable equals Un-transmittable ( U=U ), and PrEP gave me a new light in life. I set out to make sure I achieved and maintained undetectable levels to prevent the spread of HIV and inform my partners about PrEP. I have come to understand that my future child will not face the same stigma and side effects in their life. This hope has inspired me to think about what family I want to have.
by HIVE Online | May 9, 2017 | Coping with Trauma, Heterosexual-identified, HIVE Blog, Men Living with HIV, Treatment as Prevention
That damn bicycle has given me a life back when I thought I had none. It’s rejuvenated my creative abilities to record and acknowledge such an incredible, health-rebuilding journey. Spinning my wheels to the tune of 8,880 miles since August, 2015, and I was diagnosed August, 2014.
by HIVE Online | May 3, 2017 | HIVE Blog, Men Living with HIV, Treatment as Prevention
This decision to be married and have kids has absolutely nothing to do with me being undetectable with a high CD4 cell count. I still wanted children even when I was first diagnosed with HIV.
by HIVE Online | Apr 4, 2017 | HIVE Blog, LGBT-identified, Men Living with HIV, Treatment as Prevention
I asked him immediately if he was HIV negative, because otherwise I could always go to a hospital to get PEP [Post-Exposure Prophylaxis] before 72 hours passed. He reassured me that he tested negative five days ago, and I should not worry at all, because he always used condoms.
by HIVE Online | Mar 29, 2017 | HIVE Blog, PrEP for Sex, Treatment as Prevention
That’s the prevailing air about this topic. It’s shameful, it’s dirty, it’s met with incredulously judgemental gawks. The stigma surrounding HIV is radically ignorant, leaving the vast majority of the population in fear of so much as the topic, much more so anyone diagnosed.
by HIVE Online | Nov 22, 2016 | Activism/Advocacy, Heterosexual-identified, HIVE Blog, Men Living with HIV, Relationships Dating Disclosure, Safer Conception, Treatment as Prevention
Now comes the snag, we are having difficulty due to the fact that Donna needs fertility medications to help us have a baby. Our insurance does not cover it; the most we could afford was a visit to a fertility doctor, to buy treatment for about 9 months, plus two follow up visits. So far we?ve had no success.