HIV/AIDS online dating networks - what good will it do to them?

@catchre (407)
Philippines
January 1, 2007 7:20am CST
The reason for this post is to clear up issues about HIV positive people dating one another. I understand the facts about sexually-transmitted diseases and how they affect people's lives. What I don't understand is the reason why HIV positives feel the need to advertise themselves thru HIV positives online dating websites to get dates and go out in the world and pretend that they could still act like healthy, disease-free couples. And of course, we cannot deny the possibility that they could bear children from these liaisons and transfer the disease to the poor innocent kids. Why do they exploit themselves like this? These websites are examples of HIV positives dating networks and some if not all websites such as these are owned by HIV+ people: www.positivesdating.com www.HIVnet.com What good will it do for them?
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@Katy238 (1028)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Every breath you breathe is a gift from God. We are but a vapor and could die at any given moment. We all will die one day. So whats the use of living? That is the question that you seem to be asking. I for one, believe in miracles, so I believe that they could be healed. Even if they dont turn to devine healing, they have a right to life.
@pvleroux (607)
2 Jan 07
I also believe in miracles but we are still in this world and therefore we have to responsible in our decisions. We know that God can heal but this does not mean that we can do what we want for God will heal us. We still have to be careful and live according to what we have and in the circumstances we are.
• United States
2 Jan 07
I'm curious if you feel the same way about other people who have chronic illness such as Hepatitis C, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, or even Heart Disease? Should these people not date either? HIV is becoming a more manageable disease in part, thanks to the disease being caught in earlier stages through widespread testing. Patients are living longer and longer due to new and ever changing treatments. It is not uncommon these days to be diagnosed and live several years before even needing medication.
@padhukr (2267)
• India
2 Jan 07
hiv/aids i dont know.
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Well, the offspring being born with HIV is a great ethical and legal matter, I cannot pretend to be able to provide a solution for. But as for people with HIV, or any other std for that matter-- you know, all of us are human, and everybody get lonesome and needs companionship, someone to talk to, someone to touch. I think it's great that there's outlets like this, especially for those for may well be dying, at least, you know they have each other. Back on the topic of children born with HIV... I really don't know? Would I be evil to suggest that maybe people with HIV should be sterilized? I sincerely don't know the right way to handle that aspect at all.