Monday, April 15, 2013

HIV DISCLOSURE!

HIV DISCLOSURE!


by TG GREEN

Today we talk about the  subject of disclosing HIV status. Many have already had the practice of disclosing since HIV has been around since 1979 or so, when it was called GRID.
How does one disclose to a potential partner that he/she is HIV positive or has an STD? A good way to disclose is in a public setting that is relaxing or private in a space that is special to you. Just ‘being yourself’ lets the person know you are real and that you are honest. Never talk down about your being HIV poz. Keep your head up and show the love for yourself and others by disclosing.
Remember, disclosing will be a life long process.  Disclosing HIV status before having sex with a partner is the law in some states and countries.
Practice in a mirror. Just like you, the people you tell will need support as well. Don’t expect that, just because you love someone, they will be able to support you after your disclosure. You may need to support them with this new information before they can be there for you. It is a good idea to have a few telephone numbers on hand of places they can go for support.
Groups you will disclose to most often:
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