HIV disclosure


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
    • Stigma/discrimination
  • Population(s)
    • General HIV+ population


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