Telling people you have HIV: latest news

Telling people you have HIV resources

Telling people you have HIV features

Telling people you have HIV in your own words

Telling people you have HIV news from aidsmap

More news

Telling people you have HIV news selected from other sources

  • This Is What It’s Like Using Dating Apps When You’re HIV Positive

    Dating apps aren’t exactly known for sensitive interactions between people, but for gay men living with HIV, there is an extra barrier: disclosing to potential partners their HIV status.

    3 hours ago | BuzzFeed
  • Charlie Sheen, Rock Hudson and the changing face of HIV stigma

    HIV stigma perpetuates ideas that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ways of living with HIV. In the same breath that Charlie Sheen discloses his HIV status, he distances himself from these aspects of “bad” HIV: he uses a lot of recreational drugs but he was never involved with “needles and that whole mess”; he had a lot of sexual partners, but he “always led with condoms and honesty”; he hired sex workers whom he is quick to describe as “unsavoury and insipid types”. Above all, he is under medical supervision – he presents his doctor in person on the Today show who verifies that he is “undetectable”.

    7 hours ago | The Conversation
  • Coming out of the ‘viral closet’

    Activist and blogger Greg Owen writes about why he chose to come out about being HIV positive and how it has helped others who don’t yet feel able to.

    19 November 2015 | Attitude
  • 'The Fact That I Have HIV Is Not Because Of What I Did - It's Because Of What I Didn't Do'

    UK activist Angelina Namiba talks to Marie Claire about her HIV: "People still ask me ‘how I got’ HIV, almost assuming that I must have done something wrong. But HIV doesn’t discriminate, no matter whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, black or white, you name it. The fact that I have HIV is not because of what I did, it’s because of what I didn’t do. And what I didn’t do is what millions of young people are not doing in this world today – they’re not using a condom."

    19 November 2015 | Marie Claire
  • The Catch-22 of Disclosing Your HIV Status

    During his headline-grabbing TV interview yesterday, Charlie Sheen said he was blackmailed by some people after he disclosed his HIV status. In fact, many people living with HIV have experienced similar negative reactions when they disclose: blackmail, threats of criminal prosecution, unwanted disclosure of HIV status, and physical violence. Paul Kidd writes.

    19 November 2015 | Star Observer
  • The Charlie Sheen Moment You Probably Missed

    "And so, the immensely privileged actor found himself in a position known all too well by those of us who live with HIV: having to disclose our status and pray to God the response will be at least civil, if not empathetic. Except, of course, Sheen did it under the blaze of studio lighting, with high definition cameras searching for any betraying signals on a face layered with makeup and apprehension."

    19 November 2015 |
  • I am Charlie

    I wish Charlie well. I wish him hope, strength and fortitude against whoever would paint him as a monster. He may, in all his messiness, be just the person who turns the public image around of people living with HIV.

    18 November 2015 | Huffington Post
  • Here's What You Need to Know About HIV Before You Read Anything About Charlie Sheen

    Charlie Sheen, human, announced Tuesday that he did a very human thing — he caught a virus. As you encounter headlines and stories about Sheen, it's important to bring knowledge to them that will help you cut through the myths and get to the facts.

    17 November 2015 | Mic
  • Charlie Sheen: I Have HIV, Am Undetectable and Paid $10M in Shakedowns

    Charlie Sheen's major health issues weren't the HIV itself, but rather the substance abuse and depression related to his HIV diagnosis, said his doctor.

    17 November 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Did Danny Pintauro's Appearance on The View Help or Hurt HIV Prevention?

    Rife With Moralism and Junk Science, the Interview Was an Accurate Snapshot of America.

    12 October 2015 | The Body
More news

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.