I need honest opinions and advice in a horrible situation. There is a 17 year old girl who visited our church as a result of our bus ministry. All of her siblings have been coming for well over a year but as a professing atheist she never wanted to until a week ago. She found a young lady in the church that she thought she could trust and she confided in her about possibly being infected with HIV after one of her many partners told her that he had been exposed. The person she told has already come to me about it and she told me she wanted to discuss it with someone who left our church on bad terms. I told her this was the worst thing she could do. Does anyone have any advice on how to handle this? The 17 year old does not want anyone to know about it except this girl she told. I'm not sure how many people have been told now. She certainly does not want her mom to find out either. I'm pretty sure that if she were to be treated by a doctor they have to keep any tests and results confidential but I'm wondering at what age they still have to contact the parents. I know if the young girl comes to my husband or me later to seek counsel I would advise her to be tested immediately and then again in 6 months. Her problem at home is that this is the example that has been set for her. She is 1 of 4 children who all have different fathers and the mom just lost a baby that would have had a different dad too. If anyone could please help I would appreciate it!