My son was a different story. I just felt like it was too soon for me to tell him my status. I was hoping I could teach him about it and then let him know sometime after that.
?I had a fear of being alone?The stigma was huge. I had more internal stigma than external stigma?I stayed out of relationships because I didn?t want to disclose.?
Trigger warning: IPV concerns
Jessica has not disclosed her HIV status to her partner because she is concerned about physical violence and the possibility of her partner leaving the relationship.
Gina Brown of Positive Women?s Network New Orleans shares her story of HIV disclosure with Shannon Weber of HIVE.