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But the same girlfriend from the nightclub got to him first. Florence confirms that disclosing one’s status could be received either way.
“I’ve had a man show up for our Valentine’s dinner after he found out.
On the other hand, I’ve had one guy go cold after telling him.” The difference is that the first disclosure happened gradually; the second one was on the first date.“Disclosure is a process,” Florence continues.
“Give someone a chance to (get to know) you as a person before they know you have the virus.
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It is important to find a health care provider who specializes in HIV medical service right away.
I think we are far from discussing or just letting anyone know our status the way one would do with diabetes or cancer.
“Remember, the Sexual Offences Act has criminalised deliberate exposure,” she says.
At the end of the day, though, it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of their own health.
On the other hand, one needs to consider whether their confidentiality will be protected after disclosure.
It is a tug of war.“When one person is infected and has an undetectable viral load, there’s little risk of transmitting the virus to the other party and so some choose not to tell – especially if it’s casual sex.
“Whether HIV negative or positive, take responsibility for (your) sexual health and initiate the conversation,” she says.