Why It’s Important

Why it’s important to disclose HIV exposure to a past or current sexual or needle-sharing partner:

• Helps break the chain of HIV transmission.

• Gives present and past partners an opportunity you might not have had.

• Partners receive HIV counseling and testing at no cost.

• Your partners can get medical care sooner.

• Relieves stress and guilt.

• Improved health for your partners.

• Makes the community a healthier place.