Silence about illness

Failure to admit sickness
Suppression of diagnosis
Cover-up of ill health
From an HIV-positive: Lack of responsibility is a direct cause of the spread of AIDS. Most HIV-positive people, regardless of social standing, do not reveal their HIV-positive status to sexual partners, even in long-term committed relationships. This silence is encouraged by society and even by gay men's health groups. The emphasis has been placed on how to help the victim feel comfortable, rather than on his responsibility to society at large.
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(F) Fuzzy exceptional problems