Overcoming the initial shock of being HIV positive; 3 things you must do (Part 2).

Welcome, this is the second part of the series: Overcoming the initial shock of being HIV positive; 3 things you must do.  Click for part 1 if you are yet to read it.

Let’s get going.....

Confide in loved ones and disclose your status to them.

No matter how difficult this might seem like, just know you are not alone. Most people that refused to disclose their status initially was because of fear of rejection. I guess that is what you are scared of too?

But then, you need as many love and emotional support as possible. Who else can give that except your loved ones? Trying to keep it a secret is a heavy burden and might worsen the condition.
Your loved ones stand a chance of being infected. Not knowing their status might prevent them from accessing treatment. 

Putting it in the words of Magic Johnson (Yes, I have to quote him again):

“...It’s a burden trying to keep a secret. It’s hard. It probably takes more out of you trying to hold it and keep it than it does for you to really let it out. That’s why I am glad I didn’t have to go through that. I just told everybody…”

Majority that later disclosed their status wished they did it earlier. “It feels like a heavy weight is taken away from my heart” was how many described how they felt later.

But before you take this step, answering some questions will prepare your mind for any possible outcome your decision will bring.

Why do you want to disclose your status to them?

What do you want from them?

Will you accept their decision even if it is a negative one?

Answering these questions will determine if you are ready or not but the earlier the better. Some might move away due to fear while others will offer their support. But you must accept their decision no matter how bad it hurts.

If you have difficulty disclosing your status personally, seek the assistance of counselor at the health facility. This is an alternative option and the choice is always yours.
When you feel you are ready, pick up courage and disclose your status either personally or through the assistance of a health personnel.



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