Talking HIV: Sharing your diagnosis

26 October 2017

What’s it like to share your HIV diagnosis? In this episode, Jimmy, Krishen and Alex, young HIV activists talk about disclosing their status to friends, family and prospective love interests. 

Krishen, Jimmy and Alex chatting

Sharing your HIV diagnosis can be daunting, so are there any ways to make it easier? Different people will have different reactions – recognising that they’re not always negative can help; and sometimes sharing your status can be empowering.

Jimmy, Alex and Krishen are young activists who are living with HIV. In our latest instalment of Talking HIV they discuss their experiences of sharing their HIV diagnoses with friends, family and prospective love interests.

They talk candidly about the reactions they have had – the good, the bad and the surprising.

What do you think is the best way of sharing this type of information? Is there anything you’d say to help someone wondering how best to share their HIV diagnosis with others?

Whether you are living with HIV, have been affected by it in some other way, or just have something to contribute, we’d love to hear what you have to say.

You can leave a comment below or comment on our Facebook page. If you have a longer story you’d like to share – or maybe you’d like to record your own Talking HIV – you can get in touch here.

An audio version of this podcast is also available.

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Written by Yael Azgad

Senior Content Editor and Project Manager