I'm super sweet and would make a great addition to any home. I love to play and cuddle with my humans and get along great with other cats. I am FIV+ but everyone knows that it's not a big deal and I can live with other negative cats as long as they are nice to me. In fact I'm with two other cats now in my foster home. I don't need any extra medical care, just my annual vet visits, like any good cat parent would do anyway.
Some facts on FIV:
When a cat tests positive for FIV, it means they either carry the virus or have been vaccinated for it at some point (which causes them to test positive for the disease, which is why this vaccination isn’t recommended, among other reasons). FIV is not spread through casual contact such as shared food/water/litter, mutual grooming, or playing. It is most commonly spread through deep, vicious bite wounds typically inflicted by intact toms fighting on the streets over food, females, or territory. FIV+ cats can live as long and healthy a life as non-infected cats. This doesn’t mean they will never become ill; they are, after all immunocompromised, so illnesses can be easier to catch and harder to fight off. They have the same needs as any other cat: high quality nutrition, a clean, stress-free, strictly indoor environment, regular veterinary visits, and lots of love. If they should become ill, they are generally treated earlier, longer, and more aggressively than non-immunocompromised cats (meaning they need to see the vet at the very first sign of illness and may be on a stronger medication or on medication for a longer period of time). If the cats get along they can also live with non FIV+ cats.