I was living in New York City with a boyfriend I'll call Matt when I was diagnosed with HIV. It was my first steady, long-term relationship, and we did what I used to think of as "grown-up" things.

Like having Sunday football parties or fighting in Home Depot about what color to paint an accent wall in our living room.

Javi Marroquin tells PEOPLE that he and his costar, Briana De Jesus, “decided to make it official” after the reality show reunited them for a reunion taping over the weekend in Los Angeles. “We’ve been friends for a while and we weren’t in a rush.” De Jesus and MTV did not respond to a request for comment.

While this is the first time Marroquin has declared them official, the pair has been hinting that a relationship was brewing between them on social media in several Instagram posts and tweets.

English ~everything is shortened anyway (brb,idk,lol).

Blond: i dont know who the father is for the other baby Doctor: LUCKY IM A BRUNETTE !!!!!!!

Taking care of your health is more adult than playing house with a boyfriend, yet, even though I had been tested for STIs, I had never thought of getting an HIV test.

But one day, randomly, I added the HIV rapid test to the list of things to do before intake to my pap smear appointment.He has a close relationship with his former-stepson, Isaac, from Lowry’s previous relationship with Jo Rivera.He visited De Jesus and her sister, Brittney, in Florida in mid-September and shared a photo of the trio sitting together while out on the town.We made complex weekday dinners to distract ourselves from the fact that we were both pretty bored with each other.grown up, because I had never even been tested for HIV at my yearly checkup at Planned Parenthood, where I went for primary care.“I have a 6 pack from laughing so hard these last couple of days #IMY#SCORPION #BAE#CHICKENFINGERS&BBQ #GAPING#BOUJEE #YOUCHANGEDINLA#PLAYTHATCARDIIIIB,” he wrote in a second post.