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My Friend Told Someone My HIV Status

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Telling Others You Have HIV

...Click here to read or listen to how other people disclosed their HIV status. Now that you have HIV, one of the toughest decisions you'll face -- not just now, but for a long time to come -- is who to tell about your status. Friends, family, lovers, coworkers: How do you decide, and what's the best way to break the news? There is no single "right" way to disclose your HIV status. It all depends on the situation and how you get along with...
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Recently disclosed HIV status...

I wanted to see about getting feedback about an issue that I recently faced. I know that sometimes we see things the way we want depending on the situation, but here goes...I am a big flirt and sometimes it's very difficult for me toactually meet...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for your question. Disclosing one's HIV status is never easy and no two situations are exactly alike. Consequently, it's difficult to give you a concrete answer on how Read more »

Best friend with HIV

Hi i'm a 24 year old female who is studyign nursing. One of my best friends has HIV. I hate it when people act wary around a person that has HIV, and i have never in anyway made her status change our friendship.However, about 5 months ago i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. By the way, since you were the one who was concerned about being HIV infected, why Read more »

Knowing someone is HIV +

I have a friend that is having an affair with someone that I know is HIV+, and I don't believe she has told him, and he has another girlfriend living with him, is there anything I can do? I know the HIPPA law protects medical information, but I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...You do not have the right to disclose anyone else's HIV status. You can always ask your friend if he's protecting himself adequately, given all the STDs out there, but you cannot interfere 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
...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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Gay Men Rarely Regret Revealing Their Status to Friends, Family, Study Says

...revealing their HIV status to their family and friends, according to a study published in the April edition of the journal AIDS Education and Prevention , Reuters Health reports. Julianne Serovich of Ohio State University and colleagues... Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, December 23, 2010 - The Body

...noticed the first symptoms. "The bottom line is that I don't know how to cope with this and who to ask for support. None of my friends are aware of her HIV status, and even though she told me that she will disclose to them, I am not ready to do... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Older People and HIV

... How Many Older People Have AIDS? Why Are Older People Getting Infected? Is HIV Disease Different for Older People? Is HIV the Same in Older People? What Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones informed about issues that are important to you. You don't have to hide your HIV status. You... Read more »
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I had hiv symptoms for the last two years and still..............

Posted by testednegative
...anal sex very unattractive. My sexual experience involved foreplay and handjobs mainly. Although i was educated about hiv and aids i was overconfident and thought that those were confined to ppl of some third world nations and wont affect me. I... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
I have mine. DO you have yours? Read more »

Hi everyone! Just checking in -

Posted by ai77, 1 Reply
...for a "mystery virus," still being inexplicably sick when I got back to the States, being diagnosed with HIV, dipping down to AIDS status, going on meds, losing my ex bf to the disease all while being unemployed and uninsured. Plus my uncle... Read more »

am not gone

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...went to talk to her and i was so devastatied when she told me that my friend new about her hiv status before i even met her. plus now my friend is trying to hide from me as much as he can? Read more »