Joshua Sterns followed his heart and dated an HIV-positive friend.
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When it comes to a negative man choosing to date someone who is positive, they may run the risk of someone confusing their Prada suit in a Banana Republic bag.
But Joshua Stearns knew that rumors didn’t transmit the virus and that the potential for a loving relationship with Andrew was worth a few whispers over a mismatched label.
Joshua and Andrew began their relationship in 2008 over casual coffee, a shared workout, and the occasional frozen yogurt.
In the beginning, they were nothing more than friends.
Joshua knew about Andrew’s HIV status from the start, as it was already widely spread throughout Dallas's gay landscape.
However, a person’s medicine cabinet was never of any interest to Joshua and their friendship continued to grow.
Andrew was sweet, honest, and relatively unaffected by the opinions of others.
After two years, the combination of these traits and a surprise visit by Andrew to Joshua’s hometown in Pennsylvania took things from friendship to romance.
Unlike their initial friendship, Joshua and Andrew’s romantic relationship progressed at a feverish pace.
It wasn’t long before they were living together and planning their future as a pair.
They had developed such a sturdy bond in their friendship that the piece of a partnership that take months for others only took days for them.