Hiv aids and dating
Let me say right off the bat, according to a California law, it is against the law for a person with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) to have sex and not disclosure that information to their sexual partner prior to the sexual encounter.
(And there lays the biggest problem for me; the criminalization of a medical condition.) Whether the STD is Herpes or HIV, the law requires disclosure.
I start each day with a wonderful English Breakfast tea to get me going.
I spent hours in my bedroom sequestered with the door closed reading the classics from the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes, Larsen, Hurston, Wright and Baldwin. The fiction of this period was powerful and empowering all at the same time.