Globally, the number of people who will need anti-retroviral therapy after becoming HIV-positive will increase substantially [Mascolini et al., 2009].For every one person put on therapy, 6 people get infected with HIV [Honey, 2007].
To me, it is important if the potential date has common sense and good character.
Once I feel this person is worthy of my time and attention, I have the talk about my hepatitis B, and that HBV is vaccine preventable.
For me, my status is only a part of who I am, and I’ve gotten pretty good at disclosing when I need to.
But for many of us it’s tough getting past that hurdle.
At the 4th International AIDS Society Conference in 2007 the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and top advisor on HIV and AIDS to the President of the USA stated that there have been scientific advances that the research community should be proud of, namely the finding that male circumcision substantially reduces the risk of acquiring HIV [Honey, 2007].