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LostNconfused
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Re: when and how to tell my teen kids
      06/19/11 03:43 AM

I was diagnosed Dec. 22, 2010 and I worried A LOT about how and when to tell my children, they were 20 & 23 at the time. I did not take my diagnosis very easily and with being 3 days before Christmas, I would break down and cry very often. My kids and I are really close and share a lot of things so after just 2 wks I just said "I just need to do this". So I sat them down and told them and then explained to them that it is controllable nowadays and I gave them the name of this site if they felt they needed to talk to anyone or ask questions that I could not answer. My daughter did run out of the room screaming and my son was angry. But it didn't take long (later that evening) for them to know I was going to be ok and now I keep them informed on my health. But to my amazement, they were more educated on HIV then I was!

It did lighten my burden but I think it all has to do with what kind of relationship you and your children have. My kids are also still at home and I knew I could not hide my tears around corners for much longer cause they know when something is wrong.

I wish you the best of luck

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