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Have You Found Any Kind Of Discrimination Based On Your HIV Status, Once You Shared Your Status?

Have You Found Any Kind Of Discrimination Based On Your HIV Status, Once You Shared Your Status?

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.)

A myHIVteam Member said:

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.

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

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.
*Fingers Crossed*

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

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.

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

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.

posted over 1 year ago
A myHIVteam Member said:

I was fortunate in that I never really experienced any outright discrimination due to my status.When I seroconverted my employer at the time was supportive as were my family members.

posted over 1 year ago
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