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Children Not Knowing Their Hiv Status

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Draft Policy in Uganda Recommends HIV-Positive Children Know Their Status as Early as Age 10

"A Ugandan draft policy recommending that HIV-positive children be informed of their status by the age of 10 has drawn mixed reactions from health workers," IRIN PlusNews reports. The goal of the policy is to "improve children's adherence to their... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About Your HIV Status or Your Children's Status

Table of Contents Introduction Letting Your Children Know You Are Living With HIV (HIV+) Telling Children About Their HIV Status Taking Care of Yourself Introduction When thinking about talking to your children about your HIV status... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fear of Knowing AIDS Status Causes Blood Shortages in Zimbabwe

The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS), Zimbabwe's primary reservoir of blood and related products, is appealing for donors as the country faces a critically low blood supply. The majority of the Zimbabweans avoid donating blood for fear they... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Report of Children's HIV status by Pediatrician

Hi, Nancy,My 5 year old daughter has probably been infected by my spouse or me by some unknown contact (we couldn't figure it out--we were just infected probably for 6-7 weeks). We are scared to test her because every expert told us that HIV...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your fear of having infected your own child is certainly understandable, but it may be running away with you. YOu can set your mind at ease by having your daughter tested at an anonymous testing site. You will need to go with her, but you do not... Read more »

HIV Education but nobody knows his status!

My best friend told me a few months ago that his is HIV+. I love him dearly and the news only strengthened our bond and made me more loyal to him. The problem lies with his attitude. I do whatever I can to help him and be there for him and most of...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I believe you are doing what you can. His behavior is not in your control. You can continue to be a supportive and understanding friend. You can point out to him what you see in his behavior. But ultimately, he needs to decide for himself who he... Read more »

Hot to tell others of HIV status (DISCLOSURE, 2009)

Dr. Bob, I have been told I am HIV positive with a cd4 count of 569. I do not kow how to tell my children in their 20's, my sister, or the woman whom I love who resides in Asia. She is most likely infected and I do not know how to approach it,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Despite the title of your post, it appears you, like most HIVers, are anything but "hot" to tell others your HIV status!Disclosure is never easy. I vividly remember disclosing my HIV-positive status to my parents, siblings, friends and... Read more »

He wants to marry me, not aware of my HIV status

Very much in love with a negative partner. Started the relationship in March and found out in April that I am positive. I really love him and I want to really tell him because I won't live well with him if he does not know. He is planning to...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You need to tell him, and the right time is now. If your gynecologist or another health professional is willing to join you in telling him, that may be very helpful. Now matter how you tell him, it will be difficult. If you have a health... Read more »
Connect With Others

Who has to know about my HIV status?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I got a phone message from my county health department.
Why are they calling me? Does my HIV status have to be reported to them? I told them I didn't want to speak to them until I speak to my doctor first. (doc is on vacation until next week)
How... Read more »

knowing my HIV status I,m going downhill

Posted by aloneindark, 5 Replies
How can I manage to live with HIV I don't know how to live with it I'm so depressed. and so scared to die Read more »

Im HIV-; Condom Broke; dont know his status

Posted by tamster2k, 1 Reply
HI! I am new. I do all that I can to be safe now that I am divorced and active again. I have had sex with two people, unprotected, in monogomus relationships. At first I was tested once a month for three months. Then I go every three months. I... Read more »

HIV- partner insensitive to my HIV+ status

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. My partner is HIV- and we have been together over 15 years. We have struggled through many issues over the years but he is starting to go to the club frequently. I can't physically keep up with his activities and... Read more »