You are here

Disclosing your HIV status

A lot is changing in the ways gay and bi men can protect themselves when they have sex with other guys. Discussing your HIV status with a sexual partner can be confronting for some men, and easier for others. Do you tell your HIV-status to your sexual partners? When do you tell them? How do you tell them? What happens after you disclose your HIV status? We want to know what works for you (and what doesn’t).

The Telling? study is being run by the Kirby Institute at UNSW to ask gay and bi guys their thoughts and experiences of HIV status disclosure and whether they’ve experienced stigma after disclosing. This online survey will ask a number of questions about what you say and what you do when you have sex with other guys. We take your privacy extremely seriously and any responses you provide will be anonymous and confidential.

By participating in this study, you'll be providing information which will benefit the gay and bisexual community and help inform the development of sexual health and relationship services for gay and bi men.

Access the study here.

latest news

July 26, 2017
Results from an Australian study show that HIV-positive men on treatment cannot transmit the virus.
June 22, 2017
Why is an easily curable disease once believed to be on the wane in Australia out of control?
June 6, 2017
Real-life exchanges between people on Grindr are at the centre of a new campaign spotlighting HIV stigma.
May 1, 2017
Flu season is here, and people — especially those with impaired immunity — are advised to get vaccinated.
April 19, 2017
Researchers are collating stories of family life in the context of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
March 7, 2017
“For me, being told that I couldn’t have children was harder than the diagnosis itself."
March 7, 2017
"People in heterosexual relationships seem to think that HIV could never affect them — but it does.”
March 3, 2017
The gut is referred to as the 'second brain' and plays a vital role in the body’s wellbeing.
March 3, 2017
Three decades ago, a journalist wrote a best-selling book forced America to take action against AIDS. 
March 3, 2017
Over the summer break we ran an online survey to find out what you think of Positive Living. 
March 3, 2017
A decade on, Timothy Ray Brown (aka the Berlin Patient) remains the only person cured of HIV.
March 3, 2017
Every person with HIV has to face the challenge of disclosure. So what do you do: tell all or keep shtum?
March 3, 2017
People with HIV living in remote areas of Australia face unique challenges. Four people share their stories.
March 1, 2017
In a major breakthrough, scientists in Geelong have discovered a protein that could prevent HIV. 
February 9, 2017
A National Day of Women Living with HIV Australia will once again be celebrated on 9 March.