Deciding whether or not to self-disclose one's HIV status is a huge decision that can be quite scary. In this video I talk about the best practices for doing this. Please comment with your own self-disclosure stories.
Comment by: sanjay mehra
(new delhi india)
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013 at 3:15 pm EST
I have been pretty open about my HIV+ status with friends and immediate family members from day of diagnosis. I have always taken pains to mention that it is neither infectious or contagious. Plus medication has come a long way in the last couple of decades. I have never faced any hostility or adverse reaction from people who have been privy to this information. In fact the standing joke has been about it being a weight loss technique not worth recommending. I live on my own & am going through a vicious divorce & custody battle. Plus being financially broke has helped to sharpen the humorous angle. I do not know if I am lucky that I just am not able to see the negative take that people may be taking behind my back. But, I am ok with the fact that they are good to me. I told my friends & foster sons yesterday about my viral load test coming down to 34 from a high of 600,000 five months back. I guess it helps if you are upbeat & positive about what what is happening in your life.
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