Talking HIV: Telling people about your HIV status

08 October 2018

Sharing your #HIV status can be daunting at any age, but for young people it can be even more challenging. In this episode, Gracious and Theresa share their experiences telling loved ones about their HIV status.

Gracious and Teresa chat outside

Peer educators, Gracious and Theresa, have had different experiences when it comes to sharing their status with others. For Gracious telling her partner was the hardest thing, while Theresa is most worried about her younger sisters knowing her status. 

Your relationship with a person might affect how you feel about telling them your HIV status, but remember people’s reactions can often be surprising. 

What would you say to someone worried about sharing their HIV status? 

Talking HIV: Gracious and Theresa

To share your experiences 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.

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.

An audio version of this podcast is also available.

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Written by Francesca Harrington-Edmans

Content Editor