5 Dating Apps for HIV People
As an HIV-positive person, dating can be challenging as you want to find love, but maintain privacy about your status so you can live a happy and stress-free life with your prospective partner. You have to be as honest as possible about your medical condition and, as you know, talking about such a condition can be very challenging. Others may not fully understand what you’re going through, and you will need to disclose as much information as possible before engaging in any sexual activity.
Thankfully, there are many dating apps available to alleviate the fears of HIV-positive people as they seek love on the dating scene. Your status should never prevent you from finding love and living a normal happy life. These apps allow HIV-positive people to go out on dates at their convenience while keeping as much privacy as possible, so they feel comfortable on the dating scene.
Poz Personals is one of the most comprehensive dating apps for HIV-positive people. The dating app also offers community forums so HIV-positive people from across the world can communicate with each other. Their website, Poz.com, also provides comprehensive medical information and mentoring to help people push forward despite their status. Poz Personals also has a dating community for users to surf through.
There are two membership types. You can opt for the basic Poz Personals membership, which is free of charge, allowing you to view other member profiles, share several photos and see who has viewed your profile. Alternatively, a paid premium membership jolts your profile above other members while allowing you to send unlimited pictures and messages. Furthermore, Poz Personals highlights advice from members going through various dating stages.
Another option is Positive Singles, a website designed for HIV-positive people and people living with herpes and HPV, among other sexually transmitted illnesses.
It has been responsible for over 60,000 success stories in the dating world since its launch in 2001 and features a search function that lets users search through profiles without inputting many details. Users can be as specific as possible and view their STD dating blog as an information hub for advice/tips on HIV dating. There are over two million members on the website and 20,000 active daily users.
PozMatch is all-inclusive for the HIV-positive community and was founded in 1998. The dating app is run by HIV-positive individuals, featuring basic and premium memberships. The premium membership includes all the basic membership features (profile, photos, search, instant messaging) and private email messaging, webcam, video-sharing, and support services. Additionally, PozMatch supports people seeking platonic friendships. It’s a convenient dating app that facilitates as much communication as possible between members.
HZone is an ideal dating app for iPhone users for HIV-positive individuals, using a Tinder-like setup with location-based technology to allow singles to find the best matches in their area.
App users can anonymously like potential matches and instantly send direct messages to those matches. Like other apps, HZone offers a free basic subscription, plus several VIP subscription services offering discounts for subscribing for three or six months.
As a social network, HZone allows HIV singles and people from the LGBTQ+ community to connect and share information, providing a comfort zone for them to socialize.
HIV People Meet
Another app HIV-positive singles should consider when getting into the dating world is HIV People Meet. The dating app is free for singles looking to find other singles with the same status.
HIV People Meet provides information on local support groups for HIV-positive people, support events, and dating tips. When you join the dating app, you access a live dating advisor who offers tips on what to look for and works with you to establish the traits you’re looking for in a dating partner. Other support services are available through the app.
If you’re looking for love as an HIV-positive person, these are among the best quality choices as you look for someone you can potentially enter a relationship with. For more HIV-related education and awareness, see our website, Think Before You Sleep, and learn more about our extensive resources.