Originally Posted by Novell
I voted no, it's not acceptable. Now that doesn't mean EVERY family member needs to know but I could not see withholding this information from my husband, my parents, or my sister to say the least. I would be devastated if such information were kept from me by a loved one and would not want to do the same to them.
My feelings as well. You don't need to tell every member of your family but certainly the immediate members who may need to deal with your children if you become visibly ill, or worse.
I don't believe it's necessary to tell friends, although some friends may be closer than family members.