Rising HIV prevalence rates around the world have changed how we date and how we love, at least in theory. The sexual history discussion comes up earlier in dating, and HIV testing as a couple is just a step below becoming "official". Then comes figuring out how to navigate love and also HIV.
For Pholokgolo Ramothwala, media owner and a father of two whose partner is HIV-negative, being an HIV activist made disclosing his positive HIV status easier, but the decision was still accompanied by fear of rejection.
For the first time, the global AIDS community is talking about stopping the AIDS within a couple of decades – and it seems possible.
After years of toying with a baby’s preventative alphabet – A for abstain, B for be faithful and C for condoms – we finally have some grown-up options.
While modest, this array of new weapons against HIV gives us a fighting chance to stop the virus. The little arsenal goes like this:
South Africa has one of the world's highest HIV rates but for many years was accused of ignoring the problem. Two years ago, President Jacob Zuma introduced some radical changes to the country's Aids policy. To marks World Aids Day, the BBC's Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg asks what has changed.
Moses Sechedi lives in Soweto, one of South Africa's biggest townships.
Outside the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital - the largest hospital in Africa - Mr Sechedi, 62, tells me that he has seen the benefits of the new policy.
"A few months ago, my younger sister became gravely ill and we rushed her to hospital. After a number of tests the doctor told us she had Aids," he says.