Do things that reinforce who you are as a whole and worthwhile person.
And remind yourself that YOU DID THE RIGHT THING by telling them, regardless of what their reaction was.
It’s a good idea to weigh your partner’s feelings and the impact this will have on them too, as well as on you. You need to gauge how well you two are getting to know each other and how close you’re getting.
That can happen quickly or slowly, depending on how often you see each other and how personal other topics of conversation get between you.
You can read more about asymptomatic viral shedding here. You have been sexually intimate with someone and you thought you took all the precautions, asked all the right questions and you felt confident that you weren’t putting yourself at risk for getting any STDs.
The blood tests can take up to 4 months (in very rare cases, up to 6 months) to return accurate results.
Having “The Talk” can be very stressful but it is important to do.
How you approach it can make a difference to how well it goes – for both you and your friend.
Maybe they suddenly developed symptoms, or maybe it shows up in a blood test, or maybe someone else tells you this news – there are many different ways you could discover this.
Whatever way it happens, this can send a shockwave through you on multiple levels.