Thursday, April 30, 2009

HIV misconceptions

Answers to misconceptions regarding HIV.

  • HIV is not a death sentence.
  • HIV does not always turn into AIDS.
  • You can't get HIV from kissing or household contact.
  • Once on the medications and responding well, chances are extremely slim of contracting HIV through sex or blood to blood contact (1 in 300) - though precautions should be taken.
  • HIV is a fragile disease. You have to try to "catch" it. Once outside the body, it dies very quickly unlike the flu virus.
  • HIV is extremely manageable. It is said to be preferred to diabetes regarding manageability.
  • One with HIV can live a long and healthy life.


  1. Wow. I didn't know you were considering this. I watched that whole video. It was very good. Every child needs a home- good for you for taking her into your home to love her and give her hope. :)

  2. That is awesome! I am so excited for you to have such a good impact on someone's life. Faith is so sweet and grown up. How old is she? Where are you living? So good to see you again.

  3. Hey Mel,
    I can't believe you are adopting!! How wonderful!! You always could do amazing things, when you put your mind to it. I want to see you before we move to Florida this fall. I can't wait to see your new sweet daughter. Will you emeail me a picture. I'll email you first. Who is Jenny Brown that you got my blog from? Anyway it was so good to see your family and all that you're doing. Talk to you later.