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Posted by: mel sydenham | 2011/02/03

HIV Postive

A lady who works for me has just told me that she is hiv positive.
Where to from here. Please let me know how she must handle her sickness. She has not told her family yet and is very shattered. Her partner has also just discovered that he is hiv positive.
many thanks

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Hallo Mel
She needs to go to the HIV clinic or if she has a medical aid, a doctor specializing in HIV. They will do some tests to determine how far the disease has progressed, if she needs anti-viral treatment or just vitamins and preventative medication for pneumonia or TB.
See also http://www.avert.org/hiv.htm
Dr Bets

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Posted by: JR | 2011/02/03

Unless you are planning to sleep with her, you don''t need to treat her any diffrent or handle her diffrently, just continue as you have in the past, if you are capable, you could be her support through this time.

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2011/02/03

Hallo Mel
She needs to go to the HIV clinic or if she has a medical aid, a doctor specializing in HIV. They will do some tests to determine how far the disease has progressed, if she needs anti-viral treatment or just vitamins and preventative medication for pneumonia or TB.
See also http://www.avert.org/hiv.htm
Dr Bets

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