When I was diagnosed as HIV-positive I turned to sex as a way to cope with how I was feeling about myself.
I lost all confidence and self-condemned myself to the ‘unwanted’ pile. I relied on the quick fix that sex brought to make myself feel better again.
It was the connection, contact and ultimately acceptance, along with being desired, that I craved which sex provided me with – no matter the circumstance. I didn’t set out to intentionally put myself at risk again after being d