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Kelly&Coralie 1 child; Rochester, NY, United States 56009 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Mak&Row:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" How is it NOT an STD? You get hiv/aids ... [snip!] ... date someone knowing he/she had HIV if said person did NOT contract the virus through unprotected sex? Or even past drug abuse?"



I dont care where they got it. If they have HIV, it is a no-go. Even if it was an accidently exposure, that can still be passed to me.



It makes no difference where a person got it.



I can't say "well, xx got it from a needle, so I'll still stay with xx. But yy got it from sex so I have to leave him"



Regardless of where they got it, I couldn't date a person who could give me an incurable STD

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5680 posts
9th Jun '13

No matter how they got it I would not. I wouldn't want to even risk getting it myself.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
9th Jun '13

Probably not but only because I risk exposing my children to the virus.

Buzz and Almond Joys momm 2 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 12593 posts
9th Jun '13

Nope. No way.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
9th Jun '13

No. First off, it would have to be a strictly non-sexual relationship... I'm not taking any type of risk when it comes to that. Second, get attached, and let my kids get attached, only for them to die young? No.
If they needed a friend, I'd be there for sure. But not date.

Interrobang!? 6 kids; Ontario 1176 posts
9th Jun '13

If I didn't have kids, yes. HIV is no longer a death sentence. Assuming precautions are taken and you're not drinking each others' blood or anything, living with Positive person is little different than living with someone with any other chronic but managed illness.



I only say that I wouldn't because I have kids because while HIV is not the death sentence it once was, it's still a very hard disease to cope with because with young children, their behaviour is just harder to predict. If I had teens or adult children, it'd be a different story, but the unknown is just too much with a bunch of young, unpredictable kids who don't understand things like HIV. Not a week ago, my 3 year old DD was wrestling around with DH on the floor, got overzealous, and swiped at him, scratched him so hard he bled and neither realised it until they got up and there was blood all over his clothes. She had a half dozen cuts and scrapes, some still open, as my children are prone to have at any time. That right there could have been a potential infection situation.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
9th Jun '13

Nope. I already have too many issues going on, the last thing I need is to add HIV onto my list.

ρiηkie ρie 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Kentucky 21902 posts
9th Jun '13
Quoting Mak&Row:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kelly&Coralie:</b>" How is it NOT an STD? You get hiv/aids ... [snip!] ... date someone knowing he/she had HIV if said person did NOT contract the virus through unprotected sex? Or even past drug abuse?"

It really doesn't matter where or how they got it, it's still classified as an STD. And no, it doesn't make a difference where or how they got it to me. If someone has an incurable STD of any kind, including HIV, that's not someone I'm going to have a relationship with.

FroggysMommy 1 child; Golden, Colorado 27466 posts
10th Jun '13
Quoting Kelly&Coralie:" I dont care where they got it. If they have HIV, it is a no-go. Even if it was an accidently exposure, ... [snip!] ... from sex so I have to leave him" Regardless of where they got it, I couldn't date a person who could give me an incurable STD"


This. I would NOT be with someone who had it... I have a child I need to be alive and healthy for.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jun '13

HIV/AIDS isn't a disease; it's an infection.



I hate the term sexually transmitted disease. Sexually transmitted infection is more all inclusive, particularly for the parasitic infections.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
10th Jun '13

Someone who had it before we met.....no. Now if my DH got it through a blood tranfusion or something NOT cheating, I would consider it but it would not be a sexual relationship.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
10th Jun '13

Nope. Not herpes or warts or anything else like that, either. Plenty of other fish in the sea, frankly.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
10th Jun '13

No.

~ Island ~ Phoenix ~ 2 kids; Brisbane, Australia 192 posts
11th Jun '13

Nope - not if I knew he had it from the get go.

The Great Mustachio Suck It, PO, Uzbekistan 9383 posts
20th Jun '13
Quoting Dopey ChristmasHobbit PhD:" Nope. Not herpes or warts or anything else like that, either. Plenty of other fish in the sea, frankly. "


Reminds me of this..



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gaid72fqzNE