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HELP: "Should I tell him about my HIV status?"

By Faeza
27 February 2017

Anonymous from Jo'burg writes:

I’m a 25-year-old HIV

positive woman, but I’m afraid to

tell my partner about my status.

My CD4 count is high and he

doesn’t want to use a condom.

Should I tell him?

Sis Naledi answers: 

It is the right thing to let

your sexual partner know

about your HIV status before

engaging in sex. The earlier you

disclose, the better. Rather let

your partner decide whether he

wants to be in a relationship with

you. It should be out of choice,

and not because you lied to him.