Women I

When do I tell her?

The challenge of confessing my HIV status is continuous company. When is the right time to tell someone about my positive status? Especially when there are sexual implications?
This question has followed me ever since my diagnosis – for which I have already found solutions to – to read more on it just follow my written work.

Yet especially in the first years this question presented a massive challenge, resulting in a comparison and confrontation to my life before and after the virus.

I can have unprotected sex without harming my partner. I can have children without transmitting the virus. Yet stigmas persist. Society still sees me as a threat.

These images came from this challenging comparison, blurring my past and the desire I had but couldn’t follow through upon.

All images are digital photography prints, framed.
Edition 3+1AP