Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Mental Health and HIVMental Health and HIV
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Telling Children!!
Jan 28, 2008

I have recently told both my daughters that I am HIV+. I guess they took it OK but don't know for sure. I went thru a whole bunch of problems last year divorce, drugs, money, sucide(thinkng about it). Thought I was thru with it and ready to get re started then found this out. They would like a resource for them from other children etc. Is there any thing out there??

Response from Dr. Horwath

There is a website that provides guidance on this issue; it's about talking to kids. (see below)

http://www.talkingwithkids.org/aids.html

Some other references that might help:

Boland MG. Caring for the child and family with HIV disease. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2000 Feb;47(1):189-202.

Disclosure of illness status to children and adolescents with HIV infection. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatrics AIDS. Pediatrics. 1999 Jan;103(1):164-6.



Previous
Atripla Advise
Next
hiv, schizophrenia and -- believe it or not -- good news

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement