Life can present you with many challenging situations. One of the most difficult scenarios is what to say to a current or past partner when you’ve received a positive STI test result. You want to do the right thing, but what to say, when to say it, and how to say it can seem overwhelming. The website So They Can Know offers a variety of options to help facilitate the process, although nothing can really remove all the embarrassment and stigma that one might feel.
If you can’t manage a face-to-face conversation, one option is to call them. For some, this is the easiest, most direct approach so they can gauge how the person reacts and then react accordingly. This is one of the least impersonal and most courageous route to take, but certainly not for the faint of heart.
Others cannot even imagine having to speak to a former or current partner in person or by phone so tips on e-mailing or texting are also offered by the folks at So They Can Know.
Another option is to send an anonymous e-card from a company called inSPOT. You can find a variety of cards on their website.
Whatever option you pick, be assured that you are doing the adult, responsible thing, difficult as it may be. Wouldn’t you want to know?