Would you like for me to chat with him? I am a male and have had this virus a long time. Learning about something is one thing but speaking with someone who has lived with it may put his mind at ease. I have no problems talking to him on the phone or perhaps in the chat room here.
Absolutely! There is a part of this website called "The Secret to our Success" it has hundreds of stories from people who thought no one would want them and they ended up finding someone who didn't care.
Personally, I have given the 'talk' about a dozen times and it has never been a problem. Most of the sex I have had over this time has been unprotected (their choice) and I have never passed this along.
There are a lot of people out there who won't care about this virus.
I prefer tampons, but stopped using them after my diagnosis. I hate pads BC the pads and blood irritate my skin. I just started using tampons again even though they are a lil uncomfortable BC I have OBs during my period.