My Nephew Was Just Diagnosed With AIDS
Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:09 AM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:44 AM
So sorry to hear your news . Try to keep positve.
My thoughts go out to you and your family. There is always new developments in this field. fingers crossed and tons of hope
Posted 08 July 2007 - 10:50 AM
Sorry things arent going well for you are your family. It must be made harder by the fact that your nephew is so young. I am sorry you are unable to be with you sister to comfort her at this time as that can often make a difference for you both. Just like scleroderma hold onto the hope that there are so many advances being made and AIDS has alot more research being done on it then scleroderma so anything is possible.
Anway just wanted to send hugs your way
Kindest regards Sharon
Diagnosis Scleroderma-crest, Scolliosis, Asthma, ILD, Plueral Fibrosis, GERD, Hiatus hernia, Anticardiolipin positive, ANA positive
a little bent and broken and almost beyond repair!
Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:49 PM
I am so sorry!!! I can't imagine how I would feel if I were told something like that about one of my kids.
To try and answer one of your questions - HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. A person can be HIV positive for years and years before it turns to AIDS, or it can progress quickly. You are right however, there are many many treatments to help those afflicted with this terrible disease.
Much love to you and all of your family!
Posted 08 July 2007 - 03:56 PM
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 04:35 PM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:55 PM
This is so much news for your family to absorb. I can imagine how much you would like to be with your sister and her family. I'm sure when you are feeling better there will be a chance for you to go up and be together.
So much research has been done regarding HIV that your nephew will benefit from some good advances in treatments--and this has taken place in just his lifetime! In the next 10 years, much more will take place, so there is lots of hope. I wish him and your family the best.
This is what we have to work toward for scleroderma and other autoimmune diseases. I wonder how/what it will take.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 11:05 PM
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Posted 10 July 2007 - 07:05 AM