Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with HIV or been living with HIV for a while, you may well feel anxious about telling other people about your status. This is not unusual – some HIV positive men feel that having already come out as gay, they now have to go through the ‘coming out’ process all over again.
It could be that you have fallen head over heels for someone or that you have entered a stage of serious dating. Perhaps you’re in an open relationship. Or perhaps you’ve been with your partner for a few years or perhaps even married. So how do you broach the subject of your HIV status with the one you love (or really like a lot)?Read more
Being diagnosed with HIV can be a very isolating experience and can seem like a lot to deal with alone. Talking to friends and having their support can help you come to terms with your status, provide you with a support network and give you an opportunity to educate someone about HIV.Read more
Telling a family member about your HIV status can seem scary and daunting. It’s understandable that you never want your family to worry about your health, and it can be difficult discussing something so intimate with your mum, dad or a sibling. However, having your family as a support network can be invaluable when coming to terms with your diagnosis.Read more
Talking to friends and family may be easier than disclosing your status to a boss or fellow colleagues, particularly if you are not close to them. So how should you tell them and do you even need to?Read more
How do you disclose your status to a one night stand or hook-up? When do you bring it up and do you even need to?Read more