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Concerned Parent
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Requesting a family member to get tested.
      11/28/06 03:54 PM

So here's the deal. My wife and I have two beautiful little ones, 1 and 3. We also have the holidays coming up, and a family visitor that engages in what we would consider to be very risky sexual behaviour. I don't need anyone to tell me anything about how transmission occurs, etc. because we're quite aware of HIV and AIDS , and it's transmission vehicles, etc.

What I do need to get is an opinion from anyone regarding what to do to request this family member to get tested, and if there are any other risks or variables that we need to watch out for, especially with two children that love this relative (i.e. jumping all over him, playing with him, kissing, hugging, etc.). For peace of mind around the house, and around our kids, as well as for us as well, because we love him.

This is a man that is heterosexual (as far as we know, but we're pretty sure), and would be considered a "womanizer". He's involved with a large amount of multiple partners and one-night stands on a regular (more than weekly) basis. He's the only one that really knows if he's using protection, and has recently been sterilized (to remove the pregnancy contingent). Driven by sex, i.e. sex addiction is quite likely. He's also very much living an "I don't want to live to 80 lifestyle.

Has anyone else had to ask a beloved family member to have testing done before they come to visit? If so, how, and when, etcetera. Any ideas to make this less of an intrusion, or less of a judgemental situation? Give us a hand.

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* Requesting a family member to get tested. Concerned Parent 11/28/06 03:54 PM
. * Many ways of being violent... Libertad   12/07/06 08:36 PM
. * Re: Many ways of being violent... eleniel   12/07/06 11:45 PM
. * Re: Requesting a family member to get tested. eleniel   11/30/06 11:40 PM
. * Re: Requesting a family member to get tested. Anonymous   12/01/06 08:17 AM
. * Re: Requesting a family member to get tested. eleniel   12/01/06 10:18 PM
. * Re: Requesting a family member to get tested. Anonymous   12/02/06 08:59 AM
. * Re: Requesting a family member to get tested. eleniel   12/06/06 11:23 PM
. * Re: Requesting a family member to get tested. Anonymous   11/29/06 06:22 AM
. * Re: Requesting a family member to get tested. Anonymous   11/28/06 07:13 PM

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