FRIEND IS HIV+ AND IN DENIAL
As trust continues to grow between you both about his HIV infection, you can begin to talk about his lifestyle and how he's balancing his partying with his work, particularly if he starts that conversation. If you start that talk (often called unsolicited advice), he may feel judged. In the end, it's your friend himself who has to make the choices that will keep him healthy.
It's great that you are a caring and supportive friend. To further educate yourself about the difficulties surrounding disclosure check out this material by The San Francisco Disclosure Initiative or read previous Ask Dr. K answers to "New Partner, Serodiscordant" and "Barebacking with Partner He Didn't Know was Poz".
To your health,
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