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Whether to tell people about your condition, when to tell them, and what to tell, depends on the situation and why you are thinking of disclosing the information. The decision is a purely personal one. There is no right and wrong.

In general, there are three situations which give rise to this question. What you decide to do may vary in each situation.  The three situations are:

  • Family, Friends and Acquaintances
  • Children
  • Work

In each situation, consider:

  • The pros and cons of telling.
  • Preparing before you tell.

We strongly encourage telling unless there is an overriding reason not to. Keeping a secret is stressful. The greater the secret, the greater the stress. Stress hurts the immune system which is needed to help your body function at its best disease fighting capacity.

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