Key take-home messages
- Experiences of and processes to disclosure are extremely diverse and can be impacted by ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, culture and class.
- Disclosure can have a significant impact on adherence to medical regimens, virus transmission, access to support services and reductions in mental health symptoms.
- Several disclosure models have been developed relevant to particular identity groups or communities, but none that could be considered ‘universal’.
- Effective support systems, the presence of a confidant and increased level of HIV awareness ease the disclosure process.
The Ontario HIV Treatment Network: Rapid Response Service
- Determinants of Health
- General HIV+ population