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How Do I Tell My Parents That I'm Worried That I Might Have Hiv

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Extremely worried.. Should I tell my parents?

Hi Dr. Bob,I made the most stupid mistake of my life the moment i went into the massage parlor in Shanghai. I had vaginal sex with a prostitute during which the condom slipped off. It's been 10 days since the exposure. I had severe pain in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Symptoms" three days after a potential exposure would not be related to HIV primary infections, as symptoms of acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) take weeks, not hours or days, to manifest themselves.As for telling your parents,... Read more »

2nd time asking...worried as a parent..

Hello:Just wanted to give u a salute for the fine job you are doing. End of March,2004 i had an... Read more »

Blood test infant question please extremely worried parent

Dear Doctor, I have a rather unusual question , I am sure that you were probably asked this before... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scotland: Children's Fears for HIV Parents

Children living with HIV-positive parents are suffering in silence, according to a Scottish report. Researchers said youngsters had significant worries about their parents and themselves, but felt they were unable to talk to either their family or... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Helping Parents and Caregivers Talk about HIV/AIDS and Sexuality Issues

Spotlight on Programs SIECUS Resources Web Resources Organizations nationwide are increasingly offering help to parents and caregivers who want to talk to their children about sexuality-related issues, including HIV/AIDS. The following... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: "Second Wave" of Sexually Transmitted Disease Hitting Negligent Over-40s

"'Do you know where your children are and what they are doing?' is a question that often worries parents. "Today [STDs] are on the rise in the teenage population. But what about the other side of the coin? A recent report shows that there's also... Read more »
Body Positive

Help! My Parents Think I'm in Love With Ricky Martin! ... But I'm Not Living "La Vida Loca"!

I want my parents to leave me alone and stop bugging me. I'm not into drugs and I don't run with gangs. I'm basically a loner, keeping to myself at school and staying in my room at night. My father is giving me a hard time since I'm a 16-year-old... Read more »
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Afraid to tell my parents about my HIV

Posted by aug27, 4 Replies
I have been HIV + since sept of 2005. I curently live at home with my parents and have not told them that I have HIV. It is getting harder and harder to do and I am getting more distant from them. I love them very much but I think it would absoulty... Read more »

WHY DON`T PARENT`S TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN THAT ARE HIV+

Posted by MARYJB67, 3 Replies
I`AM CONFUSED ABOUT WHY DON`T SOME PARENT TALK TO THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE AFFECTED WITH THIS DISEASE BECAUSE I`VE A MOTHER THAT DOESN`T TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OR GO INTO THE HEALTH DEPT WITH ME EITHER BUT SHE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY OR WHAT... Read more »

Disclosing to parents!

Posted by hivstudent, 4 Replies
Hey everyone, sorry it might be a long post! I hope you take 2 minutes and read it.
Okay so I was diagnosed positive on 30th or April. and confirmed. I have been waiting on my counts for 2 weeks after but then I get a phone call telling me I cannot... Read more »

Resource for Parents of HIV+ son?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there -- does anyone have suggestions about a helpful book or resource for the parents of someone who is positive? Like a "coming out" about HIV help book? Something with facts, and stories about living with HIV that helps express it is not a... Read more »