The first thing you need to think about is why you want to tell your familythatyou’re HIV positive. Is it because you think you have to or because of the extra support they might be able to give you?
Telling people that you’re HIV positive needs to be thought through really carefully – once you have told someone you’ll never be able to ‘un-tell’ them. Telling other people also runs the risk of them telling someone else – something you have no control over.
Of course, the other side of the argument is that telling people can be really empowering and can widen the amount of support available to you.The key thing is that this important information is yours and you can decide what to do with it.
Take as much time as you need to think over the pros and cons before you make your decision.