Who should I tell?

It is a personal choice whether to disclose your positive status to someone else and only you can decide who you want to tell and when that might be. Here are some points to consider...

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Why should I tell people about my status?

You may wish to be selective about who you tell, and it may take some time before you are ready, but there are a number of good reasons to tell people that you are HIV-positive.

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What's the best way to tell someone?

There is no "correct" way to tell people that you are HIV-positive, and the method you choose may differ, depending on the relationship you have with that person. Here are some things to consider....

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How can I prepare myself for people's reactions?

Before you tell people about your status, it is a good idea to prepare yourself for the emotional responses of others. People might react to the news in different ways, so it can help to think through how you will cope with this in advance.

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