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?
That said, I would do everything I could to help them find shelter. Perhaps rehab or something to help her.