God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensée of a Catholic priest

03.05.2010 Disclosure of the HIV status

It is again and again a debate, whether there is a need to disclose the own HIV status and if so, when and to whom. Every person has the right to privacy and it is his or her own decision which route to follow. In my opinion there is unfortunately still in our times such ignorance and discrimination to find in daily life which makes disclosure very difficulty. On the other hand every HIV positive person should have at least one friend or family member to know about it to make sure there is somebody to talk to…

The website aidsmeds.com has a very detailed write-up about the pros and cons of disclosure and it is worth reading it:

To Tell or Not To Tell

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Disclosure_7568.shtml

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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