Why Let HIV Get In The Way of A Good Relationship?

Pos-pos sex isn’t something we talk about every day, but you know a topic we talk about even less? Pos-neg relationships (sometimes referred to as serodiscordant or sero-different relationships).

SERO DISCO 2 is a new campaign from Australian organization Positive Life NSW which asks the question, “Why let HIV get in the way of a good relationship?”

The SERO DISCO 2 campaign addresses questions gay men in or think about pos-neg relationships might have asked themselves at some time, such as:

“Can I still pass on HIV if my last viral load test is ‘undetectable’? How safe is oral sex? Is pulling out okay? Can I stay negative in a pos-neg relationship? How do I talk to my BF about changes in our relationship?”

The campaign also revisits topics like disclosure and handling “no” and the changing dynamics of sex and relationships. The articles within the campaign’s magazine draw upon personal stories, so you can make an informed decision on what may or may not work for you.

At the end of the day love (and great sex) is less about HIV status and more about the connection between two people.

Regardless of your status—relationship, HIV or otherwise—we highly recommend browsing through the resources on the campaign’s website. Of course, if you’d like to just dabble, we’ve included a few excerpts after the jump.

– Dewitt

Click through to browse through some of the SERO DISCO 2 materials:

Let’s talk pos-neg relationships:

Is safe sex for guys in pos-neg relationships more than just condoms?:

Can I stay negative in a pos-neg relationship?: