He survives through paid hookups arranged on Grindr, needle exchange programs, and selling on the street. Some overcommit or don't commit at all. These singles can browse anonymously under a username and build trust with people who share similar life experiences.
Specifically, the authors describe the strategies of reconciling living with HIV into everyday life by examining the personal lives of this group of men. Your only responsibility is to do everything in your power to keep your partner safe.
Your status doesn't define who you are and it's not the Scarlet letter you think it is. The second step consisted of coding the text for emergent themes following an inductive approach Thomas, to document strategies for adjusting to living long-term with HIV and for coping with the stigmatized notions attached to the illness.