I was always worried about how anyone would react when I exposed my status to them. However, because of most people supporting me and not making me feel awkward I have never felt I could not reveal or hide my status. Everyone that knows me or of me knows I am HIV positive. Of course it has been a roller coaster ride however because most people surprise me with support and encouragement I really do not care who knows I am HIV positive. Because having HIV is Me!! Believe it or not that one person that you thought you could not tell will be the person that gives you the respect and courage not to hide.