DISCLOSURE OF HIV STATUS

DISCLOSURE OF HIV STATUS
Item# DISCLOSURE

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WHEN TO DISCLOSE YOUR HIV STATUS:

LEGALLY - IN MOST STATES IT IS A FELONY IF YOU DO NOT DISCLOSE YOUR HIV STATUS BEFORE HAVING SEX WITH SOMEONE IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE POSITIVE.

MORALLY - WOULD YOU WANT SOMEONE TO SLEEP WITH YOU WITHOUT DISCLOSING THEIR STATUS AND POSSIBLY INFECTING YOU?

WHETHER YOU LOOK AT DISCLOSURE FROM A LEGAL OR MORAL STANDPOINT, IT IS ALWAYS BEST POLICY TO DISCLOSE. NOT ONLY IS IT A FELONY IN MOST STATES IF YOU DO NOT... HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUT YOURSELF?

NOW THE QUESTION IS WHEN? THE START OF THE EVENING? FIRST DATE? THIRD DATE? RIGHT AFTER THE WEDDING?

THAT'S UP TO YOU AND THE INDIVIDUAL YOU'RE SEEING AND WHAT WOULD WORK BEST.



DISCLOSURE TO NON-SEXUAL CONTACTS

That's a judgement call for people to make for themselves... You have to be ready for the possibility of rejection... whether from family, friends or co-workers. THE AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT DOES PROVIDE A FEW RIGHTS TO PEOPLE WITH HIV IN THE WORKPLACE, BUT SOME STATES LIKE FLORIDA ARE "RIGHT TO WORK STATES".

I WISH YOU LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY WITH DISCLOSURE. IT DOES GET EASIER WITH TIME... and PRACTICE.