African-Americans are the most affected by HIV in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, Black people in the country accounted for 45 percent of all HIV diagnoses, despite comprising just 12 percent of the U.S. population.
It isn’t easy finding your soul mate when you are completely healthy; add the fact that you have an incurable disease, and it may seem downright impossible. But those living with HIV/AIDS deserve a fair shot at love, too. Everyone’s worthy. Here are five dating sites for HIV-positive men or women looking for love.
BlackPoz is a subsidiary of Positive Singles. Not only is BlackPoz a dating site for those living with HIV, but it is also geared toward those who suffer from other none life-threatening STDs like Herpes and HPV. According to its website, thousands of people visit the site daily “to find information, friendship, hope, support and romance.” The site also claims its “the best, most trusted and largest dating site for Black people with STDs in the world.”
PozMatch describes itself as an “HIV Positive Owned HIV Dating and Social Community” that is all-inclusive. This free site grants you access to an array of individuals and is welcoming for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation, race, gender or religion. Its “Letters/Success Stories” section allows potential members to view the experiences of those who have used the site as a way to find love. To check out PozMatch, click here.
3. Black HIV Dating
BlackHIVDating.com is another free romance site that allows you to get in touch with other Black singles who are HIV+. Toting a large database of profiles, Black HIV Dating’s mission is “to connect you with Black HIV positive singles from all around the world and to help enrich your life with new experiences and friendships.”
Branding itself as the premier interracial STD dating site for both Black and White singles, AfroPoz seeks to cater to those who enjoy the #swirllife. On AfroPoz, singles who share similar experiences that go beyond the commonality of having a sexually transmitted disease can be found. The site also promotes discretion. “We are the perfect private community for genuine single women and single men…” For more information, visit www.afropoz.com.
PosDate’s free basic membership allows users to browse the site, view profiles and send flirts to potential boos. According to the website’s About Me section, PosDate is “focused on providing a secure online dating platform for those members who have HIV” and is “dedicated to helping [users] find [their] next husband or wife!”
Living with HIV doesn’t mean that you have to live a life without love. These websites and even those who aren’t featured on the list are a great way to connect with other like-minded HIV+ people looking for love, fun and friends.