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Family Member With Hiv Do And Donts

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Just Learned that Family Member is HIV positive

Just today I learned that my favorite Uncle is HIV positive. I am 15 years old and my mother decided that today it was appropriate to radomly spit out that my Uncle has AIDS. I don't know any details or for how long he has had, and only my...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You need to speak to your mother about how you feel. Your reaction is a sign of depression, and she should help you find a mental health professional, like a psychologist or psychiatrist, who can evaluate your condition and recommend the appropriate... Read more »

family member with hiv

My sister has been infected with HIV since 1990, I think. She has a son who is now 14. She is a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Jamaica Program Aims to Help Older Family Members Provide Care for HIV-Positive Children

The Jamaica Gleaner on Monday profiled a program in the western part of the country aimed at improving the treatment outcomes of HIV-positive children. According to the Gleaner , "the burden of care" for many children living with and affected by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN Examines Resistance to Have Children Tested for HIV Among Family Members in Burkina Faso

IRIN examines how the refusal by families to test their children for HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso masks the epidemic and keeps life-saving drugs out of the hands of at-risk children. The article includes information about ongoing efforts to educate... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Half of Families of Libyan HIV-Positive Children Oppose Negotiations in Case of Alleged Intentional Infection by Bulgarian Nurses

About half of the family members of the more than 400 HIV-positive Libyan children who were allegedly intentionally infected by five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor oppose any negotiations with the Bulgarian government regarding the case,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Assembly Member Calls on Adult Film Industry to Voluntarily Meet Guidelines to Prevent HIV Spread

California Assembly member Paul Koretz (D) on Tuesday called on the adult film industry to meet 13 guidelines to prevent the spread of HIV during film production, including condom use, the Los Angeles Daily News reports (Sheppard, Los Angeles... Read more »
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family members afraid

Posted by koko, 6 Replies
I need some suggestions here. My father has AIDS and my sister (whose only 4) may be HIV pos. They are both visiting from out of town and I've noticed a lot of ignorance when it comes to 2 of my family members and how it's spread. Please someone,... Read more »

Should I tell family members????

Posted by MetroMN, 2 Replies
I was diagnosed in August 2008 and have debated on telling my family members I am HIV+. Does anyone recommend telling immediate family or not telling them? My wife is the only one that knows. Read more »

Extremely ill family member

Posted by dj1979, 1 Reply
My 85 year old uncle got severe pneumonia, then complicated by severe CHF. His living will was not specific enough, and to make a long story short, he ended up intubated and on a ventilator, with about a 10% prognosis. 5 days later, he is... Read more »

Requesting a family member to get tested.

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
So here's the deal. My wife and I have two beautiful little ones, 1 and 3. We also have the holidays coming up, and a family visitor that engages in what we would consider to be very risky sexual behaviour. I don't need anyone to tell me anything... Read more »