If you decide to tell
Medical Professionals
Do I have to tell anyone?


Some of you have families that already know you are HIV positive. In fact, sometimes you are not the only person in the family who has HIV.

“I wanted my parents to be involved in everything. They are a huge support to me. I don’t know what I’d do without them.”

But, some of you haven’t told your families. Telling your family that you're HIV positive can be really hard. Your family may not know how to react and may have a hard time. But lots of families are really supportive.

Remember, you have the right to decide how much you tell anyone, even your parents.

If your home doesn't feel safe or you're no longer living with your family, there are many places out there that can help you. [Check out Getting Help.]

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