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1HIV/AIDS science and societyCircumstances for not informing sex partner your HIV statusMost people opt to open up their HIV status to their sexual partner while others still donot disclose. Various circumstances may lead a partner to decide not to open up the status to theirpartner. The greatest fear is the fear of being abandoned by their partner, by the partner,inaccessibility to the target of disclosure, and a desire to be less concerned about your health.Nondisclosure, like disclosure, is motivated by a desire to avoid upsetting the target, mostnotably a fear of upsetting the partner. It's especially noticeable in the case of young females'sexual partners, who in many cases had sexual partners other than our respondents. Theserelationships did not last long in many cases, such as with the older women. Fears of verbal andphysical abuse, rejection, and other negative responses are shared by the disclosure person.One is because if it is disclosed, it might bring up some issues between them and evenend up breaking up the relationship. The HIV-positive partner may also face fear and emotions,which may later affect your relationship. When an infected HIV partner has unprotected sex witha negative partner and does not inform him, they may realize later that they are both positive.When this happens, one may decide to sue his partner for transmitting the virus to himknowingly. Before disclosing the status to your partner, always keep the information short,simple, and direct to the point. If you were practicing safer sex with your partner, it shows thatyou are concerned and responsible.In case your partner reacts negatively, then be calm and wait for what he says.Alwaysallow time for the person to whom you are disclosing your status to process the information. Beaware that their initial reaction, whether positive or negative, can change over time. HIV can
2easily be transmitted during sexual intercourse. Discussing with your partner can minimize thechances of contracting the spread of the virus. The partner who is not infected should try to bethere for the infected partner and encourage him to take the necessary treatment as early aspossible.Communicating your HIV status with your partner can be a very positive step in arelationship because it allows you to talk about keeping both of you healthy.Prep, condoms, and proper HIV treatment are all ways to keep your sexual partner safefrom HIV. You should get tested if you are a sexual partner of someone who has been diagnosedwith HIV. If you test negative, talk to your doctor about Prep (pre-exposure prophylaxis), whichtakes HIV medication every day to prevent infection. Preparation is recommended for people athigh risk of contracting HIV, such as those in a long-term relationship.

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