Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

My Family Member Just Got Diagnosed With HIV

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

cd4 count dropped over 300 in 3 months

a family member was diagnosed last year with hiv. after his 6 month recheck his count dropped much lower that expected. so the doctor said probably start medication next time (that will be in may. At first the doctor said probably 10 years before...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...that the doctor said that it is usually 10 years between the initial HIV infection and developing any illness. Although your family member was diagnosed HIV+ last year, he or she may have had HIV long before the first positive test.I don't know... Read more »

TB results and high viral load

Hello. Recently a family member was diagnosed with HIV, CD4=180 & VL =750,000. He was hospitalized... Read more »

HIV Husband

To my dismay, my husband was diagnosed with hiv in 2007 after twenty years of marriage. I did... Read more »
Articles
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...is just to be still, because your thoughts are going to race. After being still, find some support. We know that sometimes family members are not receptive or don't understand HIV. When I told my mother I was positive, she had a negative... Read more »
The Body

Recently Diagnosed With HIV? African Americans Share Their Advice

...still, because your thoughts are going to race. Show More After being still, find some support. We know that sometimes family members are not receptive or don't understand HIV. When I told my mother I was positive, she had a negative... Read more »
The Body

Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...that meet near you for people with HIV. Sometimes there are groups for people who are newly diagnosed, or special groups for family members or different religious backgrounds. These groups help people deal with all of the emotional stuff that... Read more »
The Body

From Me to You: Tips on Dealing With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...that meet near you for people with HIV. Sometimes there are groups for people who are newly diagnosed, or special groups for family members or different religious backgrounds. These groups help people deal with all of the emotional stuff that... Read more »
Connect With Others

Should I tell family members????

Posted by MetroMN, 2 Replies
...I was diagnosed in August 2008 and have debated on telling my family members I am HIV+. Does anyone recommend telling immediate family or not telling them? My wife is the only one that knows. Read more »

Family support question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A very close family member was recently diagnosed with HIV. Do you all have any suggestions on how I can best emotionally support him in this adjustment Read more »

Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »