If you decide to tell
Telling people you care about that
you are HIV positive can be totally
overwhelming and scary. But sometimes
telling someone can make things easier.
Maybe you have already told people and you have family and friends that support you. But maybe you haven't told anyone you are HIV-positive.
Deciding who and when to tell and
what to say is hard. If you decide
to tell someone, think it over first.
Remember, people may or may not have
a good reaction to the news.
Talking to people to get advice about
how to tell others that you have HIV
can be really helpful. If youre
not sure who to talk to, here are
some ideas: a counselor, doctor, nurse,
social worker or other people who
have experienced the same situation.
(how did they go about telling people
If you decide to tell family and friends,
you could also give them some educational
materials that will help them understand
HIV. Check out the Getting
Help section for more information
on where to get HIV information.