Hiv positive chatroom
But what about people who aren't interested in supportive services?
What about the ladies and gentlemen who just want to make friends or find people to date?
Unfortunately, in the big, bad world out there, neither of these movements made a whole lot of impact, so when HIV started to appear in the heterosexual community, they had no idea where to start.
Due to an overwhelming consciousness of HIV as a "gay disease" (remember GRID?
The "heterosexual world" does not offer socially-sanctioned support or acceptance to heterosexuals with HIV. After a somewhat rocky (and well-documented) start, the gay community ultimately picked up the ball and ran with it.
And even if we did all love and appreciate one another, sometimes we want to be with people just like ourselves. It seems that most AIDS-service organizations and AIDS activist groups sprung forth from gay hands.
For less computer-savvy readers, many of the sites mentioned here feature listings of people who are looking for pen pals.
Think carefully before posting your home address or telephone number. The Internet can be seductive, and you may feel that you know someone well after exchanging a few e-mails.