My Parents Don’t Know Yet….

I’m so confused yet I’m still getting the courage to write my story on here. It is probably because it’s easier to share a story when I don’t have people looking down on me for making ONE bad decision that I know I will regret for the rest of my life. I got myself checked out last Friday and found out I tested positive for HIV due to sexual intercourse. I’m only 18 years old. I have my entire life ahead of me. To make matters worse I’m Middle Eastern, so my parents aren’t the most understanding. I make one B, and I get terrorized around the house by my parents. I can’t imagine how they would react if I told them I tested positive for HIV. I need some advice on what to do. What if I just don’t tell my parents? Should I run away? I’m stressed to the max right now, and I just need someone to be there for me because I honestly don’t have anyone else. My friends and family would disown me if they knew. PLEASE HELP!
Anonymouss614 Anonymouss614
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4 Responses Sep 24, 2012

Tell them , it's hard but you should tell them , they deserve to know & for sure they can help you out & they will.
We are here for you , they will understand i'm sure.

This is a life and death situation. You need to tell your parents so they can help you out.

Im only 16 and have very strict turkish parents, i came up hsv positive . I know it isnt as bad as HiV but its sort of in the same boat.
I went into depression after finding out and my dad noticed and surprisingly didnt react the way i thought he would.
When it comes to health, youd be surprised. You must tell you parents and message me afterwards letting me know how it went . Goodluck.

I'm so sorry to hear this. I think you should tell your family right away. I think your parents will be a lot more understanding than you think. You are very strong for posting this. If one of your parents were facing something like this you would want to know. Waiting will only make things harder. Stay strong!