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Disclosing Your HIV Status

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Justin James the King of Reads
Interviews

‘Nobody Gave Me HIV’: An Interview With the King of Reads

The social media monarch discusses disclosure—and why we need to end HIV stigma if we want to end HIV.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Reference

Am I Legally Required to Share My HIV Status With Others?

As this CDC fact sheet explains, in some states, there are laws that require you to share your HIV status with your sex or injection partners. But sharing your status with anyone else is your choice.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Nina Martinez
Interviews

Meet the Woman Who Made Sure Voters with HIV in Georgia Got Registered to Vote

Nina Martinez talks about how activists are winning the fight against HIV criminalization in her state.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Angela Motsusi
Features

Meet the South African Nurse Living With HIV Who Inadvertently Sparked a Global Anti-Stigma Movement

Angela Motsusi created the hashtag #NormalizingHIVChallenge on a whim—and watched it catch fire in a matter of days.

By Tim Murphy
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Features

Processing an HIV Diagnosis Mirrors the Five Stages of Grief

Successfully navigating through these stages during one’s HIV diagnosis requires information, communication, emotional support, guidance, and direction.

By Juan Michael Porter II
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Viewpoints

HIV and STI Disclosure When It’s Not Your Status to Share

If you have questions about whether or not you should disclose someone’s status, the answer is don’t do it.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Donja R. Love
Features

This Playwright Is Helping People Living With HIV to ‘Write It Out!’

Black, queer, HIV-positive playwright Donja R. Love launches a new writing workshop.

By Juan Michael Porter II
Esther Kim
Interviews

Years After Her Diagnosis, Esther Kim Found Her Long (Literal) Road to Acceptance

“Because of my diagnosis and the struggle that I went through, coming to terms with it, I think it has made me a stronger person. I’ve actually accomplished things I never thought I would.”

By Myles Helfand
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Personal Stories

How I Navigated Dating and Disclosure After My HIV Diagnosis

De Vonté Williamson writes about his journey of self-love and self-acceptance.

By De Vonté Williamson, MPH
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Features

With New Ways to Talk About HIV on Hookup Apps, Positive Men Have More Options Than Ever

“Grindr lets me tell guys right in my profile that I’m poz on meds and undetectable. Not only is that very convenient; it also, I believe, helps increase awareness, and helps normalize HIV-positive status.”

By Michael Broder