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Re: Telling my teenager
      03/29/06 02:57 PM

[quote]I have been living with HIV for almost 3 years. The only people who know my status are my mother, her husband, my aunt, my best friend, and my partner. I am the mother of a wonderful 15 year old son and sister to a fantastic younger brother. I have not been able to bring myself to tell them. We have a very close relationship and talk openly about most things. We talk about sex and them practicing safe sex. I encourage my son to wait, but I am not naive. How do you tell the people you love the most that you are HIV positive? [/quote]

pecanqtee,

I know you are in a tough position. I have been where you are 8 years ago wondering the same thing. How can I tell my kids that I am HIV positive, it was the hardest thing for me to do but it had to be done.

If you have a close relationship with your son and you think he can handle what you have to say to him sit him down and tell him. If you think he cannot handle it hold off on telling him. Talk to him oenly like you do about sex, hi, aids, std's ask him how will he treat someone he knows that have HIV and listen to what he has to say and according to what he tells you then you will know if to tell him or not.

I did tell my kids and watch them go through the shock, disbelief, fear, thinking that their mom was going to die and leave them. We talked and talked and talked took them to my doctor so he can explain to them what I am dealing with. I gave them space to deal with the news and let them know they can ask me anything. It was hard at first but it got better.

It will get better.


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. * Re: Telling my teenager OhTam   03/27/06 09:48 PM
. * Re: Telling my teenager IzPoZ   03/05/06 10:30 AM
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. * Re: Telling my teenager FLYEAGLE   06/16/06 02:03 AM
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. * Re: Telling my teenager franfrog   03/28/06 07:43 AM
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