Imagine you are sitting in a doctor's office, suddenly receiving a diagnosis of HIV. The positive result you get makes you panic. You think your life will become a mess because of this. Every piece of information thrown at you is new and foreign; the decisions for your future now dictate how long you can live. You will be very sensitive about your condition, not even telling your parents or friends for fear that they might share this with people you've never met.
I was diagnosed with HIV 8 years ago. When I was diagnosed. The positive result made my life a mess. I thought that from now on, I'd be receiving huge amounts of information I'd never seen before; I had to judge my own decision-making and whether getting it right or wrong impacted how long I would live. It's incredibly stressful. I didn't even tell this to my parents. Why would I share this with someone who I've never met?