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Old 05-03-2011, 05:13 AM   #51
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Yes, I would!


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Old 05-05-2011, 08:45 AM   #52
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Yes we would.
In that situation research would be your best friend. I'd find out everything I could about HIV and how to prevent passing it to others. DH is an EMT so we are already really familiar with being aware of HIV in a 'bodily fluid' situation. I feel like we could/would give an HIV positive child the same life we could/would give a HIV negative child while still being careful enough not to pass it to others.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:12 PM   #53
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IN A HEARTBEAT... another vote to watch because most people are so uneducated about HIV. my husband said no and i showed him this and he totally changed his perspective!
What you need to know:

`HIV is considered a chronic but manageable disease with proper treatment.
`Children who receive treatment are expected to live a normal lifespan.
`HIV has never been transmitted in normal family living conditions.
`You NEVER have to fear contracting HIV through casual contact with an HIV+ person.
`HIV is spread in three main ways: sexual contact, IV drug use through the sharing of dirty needles,
mother to infant (pregnancy, birth or breast feeding.)
`All around the world orphans are overlooked for adoption because of their HIV+ status.
`Medications called ARVs can mean the difference between life and death.
`The combination of three or more ARVs is called HAART. (Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy)
`With medications HIV can be effectively managed to the point that the virus is undetectable in laboratory tests.
`There is a term for the miraculous transformation HIV+ people undergo when they begin receiving the medications they need.
The Lazarus Effect is a term commonly used to describe people who were once on the brink of death who have been restored again to health through medication.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:25 AM   #54
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I absolutely would in a heartbeat. And I'm loving all of this positive education regarding HIV!
Taylor; Lovin' my soldier & enjoying him home! Mama to Gabriel (5) & Xavier (4), Mason (18mos.) & IT'S A GIRL! Evelyn Grace is due 10/11.
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