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Telling Family You 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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Telling my family that I have HIV

I am a 20 year old male. I have known of my HIV status (+) for 10 months. I have come to terms with it, and have accepted it as my life from this point on, however long that may be. I am currently living with my parents, who are unaware of my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You should tell your parents. You are not really protecting them by not telling them. You are only keeping them in the dark and keeping them distant from you. The fact is that you have HIV, and you cannot hide this reality from them in the long run.... Read more »

hiv positive having sex in florida not telling

My step-daughter is having unprotected sex and is HIV positive and was born with the disease. I am beteen a rock and ahard place with her. I have tried talking with her about her behavior. Can she legally be accountable for not telling?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV nondisclosure laws vary from state to state. If possible, I would suggest you accompany your step-daughter to her next appointment with her HIV specialist and openly discuss the situation. He will know how to proceed.Your step-daughter may... Read more »

Fired after telling boss HIV positive

What can I do? My brother told his boss that he was HIV positive the next day his boss fired him. No write ups, good bonuses & nice raises during his employment of 3 years( not sure on the employment years it might be 4 years)Do you think he...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,Based on your telling of the facts, your brother may have a claim of employment discrimination because of his disability (HIV status qualifies in this context). Treating a disabled employee differently, terminating them summarily or... Read more »

I think telling my mother about my HIV status will kill her

Hi Nelson,Thank you very much for your help!As I live with my parents, I think I need to tell them, because I just found out I am HIV positive, and think few following weeks will be harsh. So they will definitely notice that something is wrong with...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am going to make several assumptions since you did not give me much information: you are young and you live in the United States.I know how you feel. It took me 8 years to tell my mother that I was HIV+. But it was easier for me since I was... Read more »
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telling family...

Posted by Anonymous
I am wondering about others experience with telling their families about their HIV status. I am a gay male who has been positive 3 1/2 yers now - in very good health. I have disclosed to friends, but am hesitant to tell brothers and their... Read more »

Telling family please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone have any ideas on how to tell family members that you might be HIV positive? I got tested a week ago and results will come in, in two weeks. My mom knows but my dad and other family members dont. My dad and other family members live in a... Read more »

Telling my family

Posted by workaholic, 5 Replies
I was recently diagnosed on April 14, 2011. I have since told my best friend, my partner and my sister and brother-in-law. Besides my parents... these are the closest people to me in the world. My situation is..... I am terrified on how to tell... Read more »

A question about telling friends/family

Posted by unseenparagon, 4 Replies
Hi, again. I am really enjoying this site. I think it has a lot of information and very supportive people. So- I have a question...When do you tell friends and family? Do you wait till your numbers go down and your starting to get sick? OR Do... Read more »