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Too scared to tell my lover

I am positive

You may want to keep your HIV status a secret. Particularly from someone you are having sex with. You may be are terrified you will lose him or her. Or that you will be in trouble or have other negative consequences.

But living with HIV comes with some responsibilities. Sure everyone should use condoms regardless of HIV status but if you know your status, and want to protect your partner from onward transmission, or protect yourself from re-infection from your partner who may also have HIV, than be proactive and stay in control!

Here are some tips:

Every time you have sex with your partner you will be putting them at risk if condoms are not used correctly and consistently. It’s only fair that you tell them. Honesty is vital to making any relationship work. In any relationship, it’s important to discuss HIV and AIDS with your partner. Always get tested together and always use a condom and be prepared to go for PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis) if condom use fails.

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ClementMakwinja

Yes indeed it is a very critical situation to reveal to your partner about your HIV positive status. But atlest try to take your partner to clinic to have HIV tasting together and be ready for feedback from the nurse or the doctor. No matter how long u can hide the situation to your partiner, he/she will know it then it will be more than worse if he or she will discover about your HIV positive status on his/ her own.

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zchester

Getting tested together could really do it cause it wouldn't be easy to tell your partner ....... I would take my partner to clinic .......

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