It was a second coming out and so the video marks that and what's happened since then." He has experienced a "really mixed" response from men on dating apps, when he discloses his HIV status."There's always some kind of reaction," he said.The best HIV dating community for HIV singles that provides all the users with the best chance to meet up with other individuals in a non-discriminatory environment where everyone involved can be comfortable with being themselves.) who really wants to get to the bottom of why I have noticed a pattern in my own sex life: I have encountered several men who tell me they are positive but undetectable and, on that basis, persistently ask for condomless sex, often refusing to have sex at all if I insist on using a condom.I feel cautious opening up a discussion about this preference for condomless sex amongst HIV-positive men because I am not HIV-positive and do not want to contribute to the stigma people living with HIV face, but I talk about this from a place of compassion and eagerness to understand.
Having HIV can make life harder, and when it comes to dating, it will make dating even more difficult than it is normally."The things people say are ridiculous so the video brings some depth to what is quite a serious subject."He also revealed what reactions he has received on dating apps, "You get asked, 'Are you clean? "It got to the point where I would only talk to other positive guys because I knew that whole conversation wouldn't happen.Since coming off Grindr I've regained self-worth and realised that those apps are not good for your mental health."But as well as encouraging people to educate themselves about HIV, Rualdhri also blamed the lack of education about the virus in schools.The researchers followed 1,110 couples, both gay and straight – all of whom had unprotected sex – and in over 44,000 sexual acts, not a single HIV-negative partner became infected."The subject of what people say to HIV-positive guys on apps has come up a lot among my friends, but I don't think people have taken it as seriously as they should," Rualdhri told Buzz Feed News. Yet it's become accepted on apps that that's the way we should talk to each other."Rualdhri continued: "I'd be more than happy to sit down with someone and explain the ins and outs of having HIV, but when they're that blunt it makes me just think it's a waste of time."As a result of such negativity, Rualdhri no longer uses dating apps.