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In this video, Rae shares wisdom from a long life with HIV/AIDS, especially for those who've just found out they're HIV positive.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."There are cues in body language that are unmatched when having an in-person dialogue that get missed or misconstrued via any other medium," Williams says.But if that's not an option, have the conversation however is most comfortable for you, he says.
"I just wanted to let you know how much I love POZ magazine and POZ Personals.When it comes to past sexual partners, if you no longer have a relationship with them, it can be easier -- and safer -- to notify them anonymously through a hospital or service. "I'm a huge mental health proponent and recommend going to a therapist, doctor, or faith organization -- wherever you can get healing in -- because people need to take stock of their emotions before they tell anyone," Anthony says. "You shouldn't be in a club or heavy social environment," he says.He didn't speak about his positive status for about 5 years because "I wanted to be OK enough with myself so that if I met any discourse, if people judged me or family members disowned me, I would be strong enough -- because that can break a spirit." Before you open up to someone, ask yourself: This shouldn't be a spur-of-the-moment conversation. "A safe space is one of the more important things." You want to be somewhere you can really talk, because you can't know for sure how it's going to go."As people are more open and free with their HIV status and able to find trusted individuals, it empowers them and builds their own safety around the stigma." Anthony had another reason to tell his loved ones."I have respect for my family and didn't want them to find out from anyone else," he says.