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Disclosure and Stigma

Steven Williams writes about deciding the right time to tell his daughter about his HIV status and how he became HIV positive.

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Disclosing to My Son

"Disclosing with my son was kind of like I was backed into a corner, because he was about to find out from Google whether I was ready or not," Deon writes.

She Doesn't Know Your Mutual Ex Is Positive. What Would You Do? A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff Img

She Doesn't Know Your Mutual Ex Is Positive. What Would You Do? A Blog Entry by Brooke Davidoff

"People have a right to know they are in danger of this symptomless disease you don't know about until it's too late. It is worth an email, no matter how awkward or nervous or afraid you are of the reaction you will get."

Missing My Mother, I Recall How Stigma Stopped Me From Telling Her My HIV Status: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img

Missing My Mother, I Recall How Stigma Stopped Me From Telling Her My HIV Status: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

"My mother worked at an ASO in the early '90s when people were on AZT and dying at alarming rates," recalls Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad. "I figured that I'd be crushing her now if I said anything about my status."

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I Choose to Not Be Silent

"Telling my story is about much more than just HIV education and awareness," Kalvin Leveille writes. "It is the first step for many toward healing and addressing an epidemic of silence."

Harold Scott in 1995, with a recipient of a humanitarian award named in his honor

World AIDS Day Is My Personal Disclosure Anniversary and a Day for Us All to Honor and Remember

Harold "Scottie" Scott has lived in rural Tennessee all his life. "But, while on this HIV journey, my life has interconnected with those across the United States and in some cases around the world," he writes.

For Black Boys Who've Considered Suicide When Undetectable Isn't Enuff: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad Img

For Black Boys Who've Considered Suicide When Undetectable Isn't Enuff: A Blog Entry by Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad

"Calling people out after death about how they may have died of HIV is troubling and perpetuates stigma," Abdul-Aliy A Muhammad writes. "Disclosure should always be driven by a decision of the person without someone trying to police, threaten, blackm...

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My Reason to Get Out of Bed

"In the sixteen years of being diagnosed with HIV, I found myself careful when exposing what I refer to as my 'situation' to family and friends," Steven Williams writes. "I often regretted that I hadn't ever discussed it with a majority of the people...

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Positive Parenting

Interviews with four HIV-positive parents about how they talk with their children about HIV.

The Sound of Stigma: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King Img

The Sound of Stigma: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"Stigma operates exactly like the deadly virus we claim to oppose: It infects pieces of us and then turns those factions against the rest, until the entire body is weakened and vulnerable," writes King. "We all know how that process ends."