"The feeling of being alone had been festering deep within me, it began after I was diagnosed with HIV. As soon as I was diagnosed I knew that unless I loved myself first, I would never find true love.
When I date, I’m honest about who I am, what I am and what my personal situation is. I explain very simply; “If you want honesty, I am your man. If you want foolishness and hypocrisy, then you can carry on looking because that’s not me.”
I’m not denying that dating with HIV comes with its challenges, but they CAN be overcome. People always ask me: “How do people react when you tell them about your diagnosis?”
HIV for me has a small residence in my life. It does not reflect my character, nor does it affect my integrity. It is something that has happened, and when that issue can be communicated between two people and understood, the sky is the limit." - David Robertson
So, love yourself first, because life is a process. If you don't love yourself enough, how can other people see the glow within you? Be you.