Ask Sis Dolly: How do I tell him I have HIV?

By Drum Digital
30 June 2016

I’m 19 and dating a 32-year-old guy, and we have a child.

I’m 19 and dating a 32-year-old guy, and we have a child.

He loves me more than anything. I’m HIV-positive and never told him because I’m afraid of losing him.

How can I tell him?

Sis Dolly Answers

I do understand you were very young when you started dating and the fear of his reaction possibly stopped you from telling him sooner.

But that doesn’t change the fact you’ve been dishonest.

You have to come clean and tell him about your status. You owe him that much.

And it’s unfortunate that whatever happens afterwards will not only affect the two of you, but your child, too. I suggest you consult an HIV/Aids counsellor in your area.

Tell them of your decision to tell your partner about your status and ask for advice on how to approach him and what to say.

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