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Be grateful of advice - HIV status dropped into conversation

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Hi Moof, welcome to the forums.

I agree with what's already been said, but I'd like to add a little something.

When you do discuss his health - particularly specifically his health in relation to his hiv - do it discretely when no one else is in ear-shot.

It may be that he is generally open about his hiv status (many of us are, I am), but it also may be that he regards you as a trusted friend and wanted you to know, but doesn't necessarily want his status to be common knowledge.

Other than that, carry on! You sound like a good friend and a good person. :)


Thanks for your kind words, Texaninnyc87 and Ann.

Texaninnyc87 - your point about not wanting to make a big deal out of it makes a lot of sense.

Ann - got you absolutely. Will definitely be discreet about it and make sure nobody overhears. I'll be careful to make sure I don't break that confidence. It's too important.

Thanks again - really appreciated.


You're welcome, Moof! That's what we're here for.

If you haven't already, you may want to have a browse through the Lessons section of this website. They're written in plain, easy to understand English. If any questions arise while you read, don't hesitate to come back here to your thread to ask.



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