Disclosing your HIV status to a date, friend, or family member can be nerve-wracking. Too many people are uneducated about HIV and may respond with fear or ignorance. They may have questions that are difficult to ask and difficult to answer. It helps to arm yourself with facts about HIV and treatment and to get support from others with HIV who are also dealing with disclosure.
On myHIVteam, the social network and online support group for those living with HIV, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Disclosure is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.
Here are some question-and-answer threads about disclosure:
Here are some conversations about disclosure:
• I feel like I have a moral obligation to disclose my HIV status to my friends as they are sometimes having unprotected sex. On the other hand, it will be difficult for me to live facing job loss and gossip etc. I just don't want other people to be less informed about HIV and make careless deeds that I did.
Can you relate?
Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myHIVyeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.
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