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Disclosure

Disclosure

I want to know, are people really disclosing each and every time they have sex. I was talking to my ex last week and he gave me the impression at least people in his circle of friend do not disclose their HIV status when having encounters or relationships. The discussion started because I had mentioned that I was interested in sleeping with someone that I have a casual thing with but we haven't had the talk and I was thinking about not pursuing it any further. He seriously made me feel dumb… read more

A myHIVteam Member said:

I've always disclosed my status from day one. It's not always an easy thing to do, but if you get it out in the open, then a discussion may happen or the person could simply choose to walk away.

posted about 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I’ve always disclosed from the start, for me it’s a moral thing, I couldn’t not do it (I know that’s a double negative!). It then gives them the option, or even to ask more questions about the virus. Even if it were a one-nighter (not that I do them now, but that’s age) I would still tell them. I know it’s different in the States, and in differing states, about laws regarding disclosure (we can be prosecuted in certain circumstances here too), but for me it’s the right thing to do.

posted about 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I always do. I lived with a boy that did not tell me he was positive until I saw him 1 day throw a bottle of pills on top the fridge. It was Retrovira. I don't think I got hiv grom him, though. I tested regularly for a dozen years before testing positive. Hiv drugs are much better, these days.

posted about 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I will give them what wasn't given too me. I will disclose to any potential partner. However I have aged out of onenighter's I'm more long term situation these days.

posted about 3 years ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

For me I always disclose my status also anyone that knows me knows that I am very open and honest about the subject. For me it's the right thing to do morally. I haven't had sex in a long time either. In the state of Texas if you don't disclose and the person becomes infected you can be prosecuted. I'm not trying to sound like I'm better than anyone else because I'm not. In my day I had lots of sex some of the guys I didn't know their names. My opinion is that when the status is out in the open the sex is hotter, sexier and more passionate then ever

posted about 3 years ago
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