I’ve just found out my girlfriend is positive, I want to support her. What can I do?
I just found out that my girlfriend’s using ARV. But I don’t know how to ask her about it. I really love her and i want to support her to the situation.
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Its great to hear that you want to support your girlfriend. And that you are concerned about her.
Because I don’t know either you, nor your girlfriend I can’t really tell you how to bring up the subject of HIV, or that you know. However, you could try by saying, that you’ve read something about HIV and that if you were in a relationship with someone who is positive that it wouldn’t be a problem. A kind of ice breaker. That may then encourage her to talk to you about her status. Being kind and understanding is important, as too is giving her some time to tell you her story. I say this as it can be hard for people to talk about their HIV. Also many people don’t talk about it for fear for losing someone that they care about.