Disclosing your HIV status to children

By Drum Digital
22 February 2014

Children often sense that ‘something is up’ when a parent tests positive for HIV.

Children often sense that ‘something is up’ when a parent tests positive for HIV, but you might not want to tell them until they are older. Becausedisclosure to kids is a big deal, some women end up talking about it and planning for months in advance.

You can introduce the information gradually, like explaining how you have a virus that affects your health without saying “HIV”. As they grow older and understand more, give them more information. When they are old enough, tell them about HIV transmission and safer sex. -pwn

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