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Anderson, community outreach and education coordinator at AIDS Foundation Houston.
"It looks different to someone you're dating over family and friends." It's been different every time for Ken Williams.
Telling someone that you're HIV-positive is rarely easy. Disclosing can relieve the burden of keeping a secret, plus you'll hopefully add to your support system. Still, "This is a very personal disease and no one needs to know everything," says Guy Anthony, who is HIV-positive.
"You own your narratives; you own your body." "Disclosure is a case-by-case situation," says Kevin V.
"Having lived a public life with my diagnosis since 2011, I still get jitters before disclosing to someone," he says.
"Stigma is fueled a lot by ignorance, and the more I have been able to explain the condition of HIV to someone that I'm disclosing to, the more comfortable they are." Being prepared for the big talk can make the process much easier.Things never got better for Johnson, who has become one of the most highly publicized targets of America’s controversial HIV laws, which make it a crime for HIV-positive people to have sex without first disclosing that they have the virus.When actor Charlie Sheen announced that he is HIV-positive last month, he said that at least two of his sexual partners had been “warned” about his health status.I’ve always been a firm believer that individuals have a right to work out the sexual strategy that is right for them – and that included rejecting people on the basis of their HIV status. We’ve known for some years now that someone on treatment is very unlikely to pass on the virus. Well you’re more likely to be infected from sex using a condom with someone who isn’t on treatment than you are to be infected from sex without a condom with someone who is on treatment.So when someone says that they’re going to avoid John because he has HIV (and is on treatment), and then runs off with Jonah, whose status is unknown, they’re taking a far bigger sexual risk.His only ally that morning was his public defender, Heather Donovan, a petite white woman in a gray suit, and she stood up in front of the pool of potential jurors and told them that her client was...guilty until proven innocent.