Apart of dating is opening up to the other person. Telling them all your quirks and ticks and in this day and age the status of your health. If you plan on becoming physically intimate the topic of your health will come up. But when is the right time to discuss your HIV status if you are positive?
There seems to be two schools of thought when it comes to the big reveal:
1) Rip the Band-Aid off and tell a prospective suitor right away that you’re HIV-positive, so there aren’t any misconceptions or hurt down the road; or
2) Get to the know the person a bit to see if there’s a connection, and then give the news, hoping it won’t scare the person away.
(There’s also Option 3 — never tell the person — which is illegal in some places.)