This is a post I posted over a year ago.
Here is a question I posted a year ago. Did your employer want you to do a different job? Did family or friends exclude you from outings (picnics, parties, holiday get-togethers, people not wanting you to do certain things or go to certain places etc.)
My sister found out through a piece of my mail in which had my meds on it and she googled the meds and found out I was positive. She made it seem like I was supose to disclose to her that I had HIV and I explained to her the only people who need to know are doctors , and my sexual partners . But every chance she got she threaten to tell people I had HIV. She even went as far as saying that why i have it and hoped I died . People are fucked up.
I have my status on apps, like Grindr. So far, I get fewer responses than before. Some guys don't read my profile, and when I tell them, they just stop talking to me. But for the most part, there are guys that know about HIV and what undetectable means.
Apart from dating/hookup apps, I haven't really experienced discrimination. Family and friends who know my status, are supportive.
Where I do find some problems, and maybe more in the future, is when I have to see other doctors or specialist who aren't my primary care provider, because of some in the medical field suck at empathy and compassion. For example, a nurse for a gastroenterologist I had to see, loudly asked if I had HIV even though in front of her on the computer screen she had my medical history that clearly said I was HIV positive. And I'm planning on seeing a dentist soon since this year I finally have dental insurance. So, hopefully, it goes well.
No because I rarely disclose but a close friend has, usually from gay men! Very sad that they still don’t understand U=U and that they can politely decline rather than being offensive.
My family embraced me and cheer me on as I have proven that my diagnosis didn’t defeat me. At work only my immediate supervisors and school leaders know. Nothing has changed and I work with children. The one request they did have is that I don’t publicly announce it to our families since so many will not have an educated response. I had one relationship with a neg person and I as definitely met with misinformation. I stood my ground and said educate yourself before you meet me otherwise don’t meet me. It took a month but at the end they also embraced me.