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Dating While HIV Positive

POZ Personals members share their dating advice.

Published
19 June 2018
From
Poz
‘Last week I tested positive for HIV. My world imploded.’

A gay man’s decision to announce his HIV diagnosis on Twitter has prompted an outpouring of support. Henry says he would have taken PrEP were it available: ‘I would have, and had asked my sexual health clinic about getting on the PrEP trials last year but there weren’t enough spaces.’

Published
12 June 2018
From
Gay Star News
Eight HIV-Positive Folks Talk (Anonymously) About Why They Stay in the HIV Closet

Disclosing one's HIV status in the workplace or in traditional and social media can have its pros and cons. It can make us feel freer and more empowered and help reduce societal HIV stigma -- but in many places, it can still put us at risk for discrimination and emotional (even perhaps physical) harm. Here's why eight very HIV-positive folks out there in the U.S. choose not to disclose to anyone but close family, friends, and lovers -- even as some of them say they want to go public!

Published
27 April 2018
From
The Body
Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and Grindr: Frank Pasquale Talks About Big Data and HIV Disclosure

Recent scandals involving Facebook's selling the data of its users to Cambridge Analytica and gay-dating app Grindr's mea culpa on selling data on the HIV status of its users have raised a lot of questions about privacy and the unintended consequences for people with HIV, or using PrEP, or just searching for information on those issues on social media. I spoke to Frank Pasquale, J.D., M.Phil., professor of law with the University of Maryland about these issues. Pasquale is an expert on the law of big data, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and algorithms.

Published
11 April 2018
From
The Body
I’m Completely Open About Having HIV – But Not On Grindr

I have my height, I have my photo, I have what I’m into, but I don’t have my HIV status on there.

Published
06 April 2018
From
Huffington Post
Grindr’s HIV data-sharing has betrayed the LGBTQ world

The gay dating app has responsibilities to the communities it serves. These do not include passing intimate information to third parties.

Published
06 April 2018
From
The Guardian
Grindr was a safe space for gay men. Its HIV status leak betrayed us.

The reason many men feel comfortable posting their status underneath a picture of themselves is because Grindr is considered to be for gay men only. No one needs to worry about their straight coworkers, concerned mothers, prying neighbours, or busybody pastors logging on and finding out something they are comfortable revealing only to potential dates and sex partners.

Published
04 April 2018
From
The Guardian
Grindr Sets Off Privacy Firestorm After Sharing Users’ H.I.V.-Status Data

Grindr, the social network aimed at gay, bisexual and transgender men, is facing a firestorm of criticism for sharing users’ H.I.V. status, sexual tastes and other intimate personal details with outside software vendors.The company said it would stop sharing H.I.V. data with outside companies.

Published
04 April 2018
From
New York Times
Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data

A data analysis conducted by an outside research firm, and independently verified by BuzzFeed News, shows that a popular gay dating app is sharing its users’ HIV status with two other companies.

Published
03 April 2018
From
Buzzfeed
Irish High Court rules teenager's HIV status need not be disclosed

Mr Justice Michael Twomey ruled that even if the woman was willing to have unprotected sex with the young man, and assume the risks associated with that, then the low risk of HIV in such circumstances, and the fact that HIV was not a terminal illness, could not justify breaching a patient's right to confidentiality, which should only be breached in exceptional circumstances.

Published
13 March 2018
From
RTE
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