Anyone have problems with disclosure? And how do people overcome it??!?!
I work in the insurance industry so I have to work with disclosures all the time. As long as the individual is trustworthy the disclosure process is fine. If for some reason you don't trust then I would recommend that you don't do it. You have to be comfortable with it 1st.
I think it depends on each person and your geographical location. I found out I had HIV in California, no worries about be open to friends or my family who lived in MO. Now I've moved home to MO and if weren't for returning to school for another degree, I wouldn't leave the house here. Everyone is prejudiced, racist, fearful and judging.
I wait for the first date, and if this is someone that I may want to see again, and him me, I'll tell him sometime during the date. Never had a bad experience yet, and I'm originally from Wisconsin...lol!
By the way I was diagnosed in 1981
I feel it is my obligation to give full disclosure to anyone who want to deal with me. Be upfront before either one gets hurt. I live in an area where there is a lack of education and a whole lot of misconceptions about HIV and AIds and the difference. I come armed with plenty of research links, information and article to help them become more aware before being so judgmental.