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How Do You Deal With Friends Who Are Hiv Positive

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Telling Others You're HIV Positive

Special Situations People You May Have Exposed to HIV: It can be very difficult to disclose your status to sexual partners or people you shared needles with. However, it is very important that they know so they can decide to get tested and, if they test positive, get the health care they need. The Department of Health can tell people you might have exposed, without using your name. Employers: You may want to tell your employer if your HIV...
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Help. Trying to deal with this for 6-years (POSITIVE ELIZA AND NEGATIVE WESTERN BLOT)

Dear Dr Bob,I had spent the last 6 years of my life trying to deal with this problem of mine and had gotten nowhere. I have consulted numerous physicians - ID, haematologist, respiratory specialist, neurologist, spent considerable amount of money...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yours is yet another all-too-common and unfortunate story of lack of information about and understanding of HIV test results leading to unnecessary testing and resulting in unnecessary anxiety. This could have all been avoided if someone had... Read more »

Should I Ask My Friend if he is HIV Positive?

I've been working with Bill (not his real name) for a year now. All this time we have shared a cube with just a thin wall separating us. We've shared a lot of stories and opinions and have become pretty close friends. In fact, I love him...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Revealing status to a colleague is a matter of personal choice. If 'Bill' has chosen not to say anything it could be 1. because he isn't positive or 2. He is but doesn't feel ready to tell you. Its best to allow him to make the... Read more »

hiv positive friend with multiple partners

what do you do when you know that your good friend who's poz is having unprotected sex with multiple partners and doesn't disclose his status? i don't want to get involved... but it's just not right!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,If he's a good friend, you could start by having a heart-to-heart talk with him. You could also show him some of the information in the archives of this forum concerning disclosure laws. Appealing to his moral conscience as well as... Read more »

How do I deal with a friend who has AIDS?

My name is Maria. My friend has AIDS. He seems very calm about it.But I am often in situations which make me feel uncomfortable. Sometimes Iwish I could just hug him and cry because I want to let him know how I feelbefore it is too late. I guess...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
Dear Maria,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Best friend just found out HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Yesterday was an extremely overwhelming day for me. My bestfriend of over 10 years just found out he is HIV positive. We believe he contracted it from his partner who we knew was positive. My bestfriend swore that they were careful and always... Read more »

How to deal with HIV- It really works!

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
Take the following suggestions with you. You may find them helpful. I have.

1. Accept responsibility. It's your life. No on can live it for you. Family and friends may be able to help, but the responsibility must come from you.

2. Be objective. ... Read more »

My friend is HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My friend recently became HIV positive....it has put a real stress on her friends/family around her...initially she was very motivated to start treatment immediately and fight this disease...it seems that now though she would rather not take the... Read more »

my best friend just told me he is hiv positive

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
what should I do to make him feel that I care really and find out more info on this disease Read more »