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Author Topic: I'm sure this is an age old topic (revealing your status)QUICKLY  (Read 1196 times)

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Offline tokyodecadence

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So literally as I'm typing this, my sister and I are in a conversation about a mutual friend of mine. He just asked her to take him to get a rapid HIV test. I actually know that he is positive (He has a profile on here hahaha, small world), and I honestly think that he's doing it as a way to reveal it to her.

I've known I was positive for a while, and I haven't told anyone yet. I think I may tell her in about 3 minutes.

judging from her reaction to *him*, it doesn't seem like it'll be that intense, like I thought it would. So now the wheels are turning. And at the beginning of this conversation, I was telling myself that this might be a decent step for me telling her *at some point*. But further into the conversation, I'm thinking somepoint is now. I just need to figure out how to say it.

"hey, you know one of the real reasons I decided to move out of FL?"
"Well, if you're accepting of him, then I should tell you"

Christ on a bike. I'm so frazzled.  ???

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Re: I'm sure this is an age old topic (revealing your status)QUICKLY
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 10:42:04 PM »
Both those openings sound good.  I'm sure you'll be fine.
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Re: I'm sure this is an age old topic (revealing your status)QUICKLY
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 10:50:16 PM »
Good luck honey......I'm sure she'll be fine with it.  It may take an 'adjustment period' but in time, it will all be good.

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Re: I'm sure this is an age old topic (revealing your status)QUICKLY
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 11:09:45 PM »
OMG SHe's not freaking out! She's talking about how she knows I have common sense and that I can take care of myself.


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