Telling others

How to share your HIV positive status?

Deciding to tell other people about your HIV status can be a big deal.

Some people may need to share the news when it is fresh, soon after diagnosis, others may prefer to wait a while, until they feel ready. Either way, sharing your HIV positive status is your decision. The Positive Perspective Study found that support from peers and community organisations can help people living with HIV build confidence and feel empowered in their care. You are not alone in deciding whom, when and how to share your HIV status. It may help to find out about others’ personal stories of sharing their undetectable HIV status.