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Telling Others You Have HIV

After being diagnosed with HIV, one of the toughest decisions you'll face 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 "right" way to disclose your HIV status. It all depends on the situation and how you get along with the people you're thinking about telling. Check out this list for some excellent information that will help you decide to whom and...
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My boy friend told me that he is HIV positive. What test should i get, is my test sufficient.

Hi Dr. Bob, My boy friend told me four months back that he is HIV positive. He came to know that he is HIV positive though a PCR test. His antibody tests were negative. He was saying that he was using immunosuppressants for a longterm for a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,If your HIV-1 and HIV-2 ELISA (antibody) tests are negative out to seven months from the time of your last exposure, your results are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative. No additional testing is warranted. In particular, you do not... Read more »

My friend just told me he is HIV+. What do I do?

My friend just told me he is HIV+. I am pretty sure I am in shock. I listened to him tell me that he found out on his birthday. He has been trying to tell me for the last two months as he wanted to tell me in person, but told me 1 hour ago.I...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thank you for writing. Hearing that someone we care about has tested HIV positive brings a flood of emotions. Despite lots of medical options and good prognoses it is not an easy road and we feel that at a deep level. You sound like you have good... 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
I 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 »

Can HIV status turn negative after years of celibacy

Hi Doc, my friend told me about this website. Thanks for the good work please keep it up and may God bless you. I'm happy but perplexed. In 1992/3 my father had constant malaria. eventually my aunties (his sisters) took him for an AIDS test and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I do not believe in witchcraft either. I also do not believe your mother reverted from HIV positive to HIV negative. Rather, the most likely explanation is that she was never HIV positive. Not every HIV exposure leads to HIV transmission. In... Read more »
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My partner never told me about his status

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
Me and my partner have been together now for 14 years.

I learned three years ago that he is HIV poz, although he never had the balls to tell me himself. I managed to remain naegative I should say.

I have spent these lat years being so angry that I can... 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 »

Lying about HIV status consequences?

Posted by John_Ortiz, 1 Reply
11 months ago I was cruising online and found this semi-attractive guy who claimed he was a bottom. I ended up meeting with this guy and asked him if he had any condoms with him, but he said no and I asked him if he was DDF and HIV- and he said yes... Read more »

My Husband has HIV and never told me, now what?

Posted by hurtingheart, 4 Replies
I am hoping for some advice or thoughts, something.
I am a gay man and recently married my partner of 5 years. I could not have been happier. We just returned from our marriage/honeymoon and we have been trying to get back to day to day life.
Two days... Read more »