Tips on sharing your HIV status

If you are HIV-positive, deciding to tell other people can be very difficult. Some people may want to do it as soon as they’re diagnosed, others wait until they are more comfortable with their HIV status.

When you do decide to tell someone, it may help to think about who, when and how you tell them

Positive Perspectives survey was an international survey of over 1,000 people living with HIV.

  1. Murungi A, et al. Experience of living with HIV: Diagnosis & Disclosure – findings from the Positive Perspectives study. Presented at the IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), 23-26 July 2017, Paris, France. Abstract: WEPED1423
  2. Positive Perspectives Survey, 2017 DOF