More information and advice
Decisions about who to tell, how to tell them, and when, are personal ones, but it can help to talk to other people living with HIV or someone at your HIV clinic or local HIV organisation. To look for support in your area, visit www.aidsmap.com/e-atlas.
For some simple illustrated information leaflets that might be useful in explaining HIV to people, visit www.aidsmap.com/thebasics.
For more detailed information on current employment law covering people living with HIV, visit the section on Work or the Employmentsection of our resource Social and legal issues for people living with HIV.
For more information on finding and choosing a GP, and making the most of primary care services such as dentists, opticians and pharmacists, read our booklet HIV, GPs & other primary care.
For more detailed information on the current legal situation in the UK regarding disclosure to sexual partners, visit the section on HIV and the law or for the information on the global situation visit the resource HIV & the criminal law.
THT Direct (0808 802 1221) may also be a useful source of support, information and advice to you. It is open Monday to Friday, from 10am until 8pm. Calls are confidential and you can talk to advisers about the situation you are in, how you are feeling and any questions you may have. They can also advise you on what support services may be available to you near where you live. You might also find the online forums at www.myhiv.org.uk helpful.