Family members with HIV/AIDS

Today is also National HIV/AIDS awareness Day. It really got me thinking about a subject my husband and I have a hard time discussing. His aunt has AIDS, she was diagnosed a few years ago. She used to hug and kiss on all of us all the time. She is a very friendly person and thats just in her nature. She is an alcholic and drug addict. Its very sad. Her son just recently called us asking for some advice. Is mother is now homeless and wants to come live with him. He has a newborn and 2 other little ones. He doesnt want to turn his mother away but is afraid of the risk they will take bringing her in the home. She has cuts and scabs all over and just doesnt know what other things she may have being in and out of jail for over a year. We really didnt know what to say. It is his mother but we do understand the risk. I know it would like a lot to catch the disease but with an infant around, that is the scary part. What would you do if you were in this situation? Do you have a family member with this disease? How do you handle these things?

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Alyssa MartinezNew Port Richey, Florida
    09/18/14
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    09/18/14
    Alyssa Martinez
    She is on a waiting list..I forgot to put that down. In New Jersey the waiting list are so long due to the huge drug epidemic going on. She wants somewhere to go until she is accepted..but there is alot that comes with that besides the disease. Her drug problem, the people she associates with, etc. He doesnt want any of that at his home.
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      09/18/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I'm with everyone else, especially Melissa. I am sure there are other organizations out there that could help her while she waited for a place. There has to be or what about a bordering state?
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        09/19/14
        Alyssa Martinez
        I'm not too sure. My husband sort of let his cousin take care of it now
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