Sharing Your HIV Status Sharing Your HIV Status

Telling people you have HIV may help you get support from the people around you. But it’s important to think about whom to share with, when, and how.

Look For a
Peer Counselor

A peer counselor is someone who is HIV-positive and really knows what you’re going through. You can sometimes find them at ASOs or in community groups. Ask your ASO Professional to help you find one.

Remember that people you tell may have different reactions, and it can be hard for them to understand and accept at first. But you’d be surprised at how supportive some people can be.

You’ve got rights

If an employer or coworker knows your status and you feel you’re being
discriminated against, there are steps you can take.

See Workplace Rights at www.hiv.gov