I was married and abused by my husband who also infected me with HIV.

I divorced him and now I’m dating a lovely man who wants to marry me. I don’t know how to tell him about my status. 

Sis Dolly answers:

It’s good you got out of that abusive environment, but don’t let what you went through ruin something beautiful with your new man. You can start by telling him your history with your husband and what led to the break-up. You’ll eventually gather the courage to disclose your status. The longer you keep this a secret, the worse it’ll be when it comes out. A voluntary counselling and testing centre or calling LifeLine’s Aids helpline on 0800-012-322 can give you more guidance.