HIV+ Orphans

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
If you are considering adopting a child, but their HIV+ status intimidates you (which I completely understand), I would encourage you to check out these links and look at this face. She's not so scary, is she?
Taken from The Truth Pandemic:
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. 
For an inspiring adoption story about a little orphan who is HIV+, read this. Amazing.
Today We Met a Real Life Angel, Our Angel

I honestly believe that with a nutrient-rich diet and appropriate medical attention, an orphan with HIV would lead a completely normal and healthy life.  

Won't you please consider giving these children a chance?

For more information about adopting a child with HIV, check out Project Hopeful.

1 comment:

  1. That is so amazing. Thank God for these medications...wow!!

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