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

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I'm worried about giving my new b/f HIV through Oral Sex (DISCLOSURE, 2009)

I am HIV+, been poz for 15 years now. My T-Cell count is normal and my viral load is undetectable, thanks to HAART. I live in a tiny podunk town where HIV is not talked about. I recently met a young buck and we have the hots for each other. We...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You have several "information" issues you need to deal with. First and most important is disclosing your HIV-positive status to your new boy toy. Since "he is new to all of this and is not very sexually active . . . ," it's difficult Read more »

Worried father of 17 year old son

Dear Dr.. I have an unusual situation. I'm a father of a 17 year old boy. I am very concerned... Read more »
Body Positive

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

...Ricky Martin. On top of all this my mom has become worried that I will get AIDS. We have never discussed anything regarding HIV, dating or sexuality and now with all this Ricky Martin stuff she says it's time for me to lay it all out. I don't... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an AIDS-related Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...medical literature, including (1) a postal worker in New York who refused to deliver mail to a public health clinic caring for HIV/AIDS patients, because he feared acquiring the disease from their letters and (2) a dude in the UK who routinely... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

... Table of Contents The Facts About HIV Starting the Discussion Talking to Children of Different Ages Taking Care of Yourself HIV is a tough subject for Read more »
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Worried well...or maybe not.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I've read points to swollen glands as a major signpost of Acute Retroviral Syndrome. I've been to a counselor specializing in HIV/AIDS counseling, and he has tried to reassure me by pointing out that of the percentage of infected people that... Read more »

Worried about possible infection.

Posted by worriedsick1000, 2 Replies oral sex as well, both without a condom. I do not know if she is infected or not, but I started to be very worried about HIV (and other STDs as well). After the 5th week after my "exposure" I had an Elisa 4th generation test, Hep B, and Hep... Read more »

I'm really worried

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... I'm scared I now have aids. I can't eat or sleep. I've only told one of my close friends. Do you think I should tell my parents? Read more »

Still in shock & worried about specialist meeting

Posted by madisongurl, 4 Replies discuss my test results ( I Took everything because we were planning on having a child). Everything came back fine except HIV turned positive. This doesn't make sense, and I pray my boyfriend is negative (but he's in shock and won't go to get... Read more »