Your Voice: A Guide to Disclosure and HIV A person’s HIV status is private. It is your right to choose whether to tell someone (or ‘disclose’) that you have HIV. However, there are some situations where you are legally required to share your status. This guide explains what those situations are so that you can have a greater understanding of what to expect and your rights and responsibilities. Download Report [PDF] Disclosing, for me, was the most rewarding and freeing experience i have had in my life.