Disclosing to My Son

I told my son that I am HIV positive. It didn't go quite as I imagined. I had pictured him older and under different circumstances. But the opportunity presented itself and I followed through. 

My son just turned 7 years old. He has been begging for a brother, nearly every day. He says it is boring being an only child and he wants someone to play with. I've tried different answers with him to no avail. I've even tried the route of explaining that he'd have to share his toys – still didn't care – he wants a brother to play with.

I've explained many times that Dad and I cannot have any more children. In fact, my husband recently had a vasectomy – so there are definitely no more children in our future. I've tried to explain this under 7 year old terms, but he doesn't fully understand. 

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