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just found out dad has hiv/aids
      10/15/05 01:28 PM

Hello to all of you out there, and thank you in advance for any advice or help you might give me.

I have just learned, somewhat inadvertently, that my dad is HIV positive. I suspect that he has full blown AIDS now that the HIV has been confirmed. He has been very sick for the last couple of months with pneumonia, then endocarditis (heart infection), shingles and last year skin cancer.

You would think that a smart girl like me would have figured it out before now.
I am feeling so lost and confused right now, and not sure where to look or go for advice (I am an adult, don't fret). I am hoping I can get some advice here.

1. Can anyone suggest any resources for family members?
2. Could someone tell me where a good website is to learn more about HIV?
3. Can someone explain when HIV becomes AIDS?

Most importantly, do you think I should tell him that I know? He has been actively hiding this, including denying direct questions, for some time. He obviously has a need to keep this a secret, but now we know.

Thank you.

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