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This paper explores the experience of disclosing HIV infection to family members. Information was obtained from secondary analysis of interviews conducted with 10 HIV-positive men and women. Learning that one is HIV-positive is a traumatic event, and disclosing this to family members can be difficult. Findings from this study suggest that family members generally overcome their own feelings and provide the infected individual with love and support. However, the resultant stress on the family may precipitate a crisis as addressed.