If you have spent time discussing having an HIV test with your partner, husband, wife, boyfriend or girlfriend, then you may have a good idea what their reaction could be. If you didn’t discuss this, then think about the practicalities of telling them and how they might react.
If you have a monogamous relationship (you and your partner have agreed to be faithful to each other or ‘exclusive’) and you were infected with HIV as a result of sexual activity outside of the relationship, then an additional concern may be having to talk to your partner about this.
For some people, it is particularly difficult to tell their partner that they have HIV. You may rely on your partner for money or, if you live together, you may have concerns about your partner wanting you to leave your home. You may also be fearful of violence.
In light of the forgoing, who is told and how, can take a bit of thinking through. Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that there’s still a lot of stigma attached to an HIV diagnosis. It’s also important to know that if you don’t tell your partner and have unprotected sex with him or her and they become infected with HIV, in some cases you could be prosecuted.
So how do you tell someone? Well let’s be honest. It’s bad enough you have to deal with a recent diagnosis; yet having to deal with the ridicule of telling someone you just found out and they now might have it too can make the situation even more stressful and in some cases put your life in danger. Some people may react violently even if they too put themselves at risk, and you’re just trying to be honest! So avoid all this together and let The Incognito Help Line tell them anonymously, on your behalf. Not only will your identity remain hidden, we will hand-deliver the message via personal call, text, postcard or email, while encouraging them to get tested as soon as possible and praying for their strength.
At the end of the day, no one loves the messenger that brings bad news. So let us say it so you don’t have to. Prices start at just 99¢. For more ideas & help visit www.IncognitoHelpLine.com or CLICK HERE to request a message now.