- So I did give you a littlesomething-something,
so it would technicallybe called an STD.
female narrator: Dating is hard enough,
but what if something about your health
made it more difficult?
- I'm, like, super nervous to actually tell him.
Only because I don't know what the outcome may be,
but I'm just gonna go aheadand tell him.
narrator: On this episode of "True Life"
you'll meet two young people who are attempting to date
while also living with HIV.
- Do you?- Yeah.
- Do you really?
- So have you encounteredanybody that was, like,
HIV-positive or anything?
narrator: Even though they are both living normal,
healthy lives, the stigma of HIV
is making their dating life extremely challenging.
- Hey, come here.Where your boyfriend at?
- I don't have one.
narrator: Will they find somebody
who can fully accept their HIV status?
- I love you.- I love you.
narrator: Or will it continue to affect their love lives?
- Not getting a reply from someone
after I disclosed my status to them
makes me feelalmost less than human.
narrator: Lexi has been in a relationship for two months,
but when a doctor visit raises concerns
about her boyfriend's health status...
- Are you using condoms?- Yes.
- For oral, anal,or vaginal sex?
- Not for oral.
narrator: Their relationship is put to the test.
- I love him,and I want it to work,
and that's whyI've tried so much.
narrator: Newly HIV-positive,
Jonahs has moved to Virginia to get a fresh start.
- I sort of set you upwith someone.
- No, no.- Yeah.
- I don't do blind dates, okay?
narrator: But as he starts to date again,
he struggles with when and how
to disclose his HIV status.
- I tell them about my status,
and then they justdon't talk to me.
It definitely takes a tollon me
and I can't do it again.
narrator: Both of these young people desperately want
to find their special someone,
but will their partners be able to deal with their HIV status?
- It definitely sucks.It does not feel good at all.
- It's never beenthis hard for me before.
narrator: Find out next,
on "True Life: I'm Dating with HIV."
- [bleep] my life.
[dramatic electronic music]
There's something I have to tell you.