Informa a tu pareja

photos4This free and confidential service provides a safe way for HIV positive people to tell their sexual or needle-sharing partners that they may have been exposed to HIV. Partner Services can help with partner notification for those who are newly diagnosed or have been living with HIV for any length of time. One in five persons infected with HIV does not know they are HIV-positive and may unknowingly pass the virus on to their partner

458771365964slide1If you are HIV positive and choose to talk with a Prevention Counselor, they can help you in one or more of the following ways:
• Prevention Counselors confidentially send the information you provide to a County Health Advisor in order to notify your partner for you without ever letting them know who you are. This Partner Service option is called third-party notification.

• Prevention Counselors can be with you when you tell your partner to provide you with support and to answer any questions either of you may have. This Partner Services option is called dual disclosure assistance.

• Some people feel they’re ready to tell their partner themselves, but may need a little support before they do it. Prevention Counselors can help you to plan how to tell your partner yourself. They can help you figure out what to say and how and when to say it. They can even give you information about testing and other services that you can share with your partner. This Partner Service option is called self-disclosure assistance.

Remember: Health Advisors can tell your partner(s) about their exposure to HIV without revealing any information about you – your name or any information about the times you were together. Whatever option you chose, a Health Advisor can offer free HIV testing to your partner(s).

For more information on notifying a partner of your HIV status:

Call Marina Uribe (Prevention Counselor) at (619) 662-4161

Call a County Health Advisor at(619) 692-8501 or visit http://discloseyourstatus.com/