Who should I tell? Telling people in your life who you trust about your status is, generally, a positive thing to do. Keeping something that is so important to yourself can be very isolating, and telling people you have good relationships with can bring you closer to them and make you feel more supported. Telling a friend, family member or someone you know who is HIV positive can be a good place to start. Other people you should tell are: past, present and future sexual partners, and if you have injected drugs, anyone that you have shared needles or preparation equipment with. Diclosing your status people you trust and telling anyone else who may have been at risk of infection are very positive and empowering steps for you in taking control of and living a normal life.