December 1, 2015

Being HIV-Positive Shouldn't Mean Living Without Intimacy

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Sex and relationships are important aspects of being human. Now imagine learning that you're HIV-positive. Among the many fears and concerns that may run through your head, you may also probably wonder, even if HIV is under control: How normal will my life be? Can I ever enjoy sex again? How do I disclose? Will someone ever really love me? "Life will be different and normal," says Valerie Nicholson, an Indigenous woman who is openly positive and a friend and colleague. "HIV is a part of what I live with every day. It does not define me."

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