Treating HIV Children

@srjac0902 (1170)
Italy
December 10, 2011 12:16pm CST
We have an HIV center for the children. Once I had visited Our Institute. By nature I love the children. As I was recreating with them I was showing them affection. Suddenly one child looked into my eyes and said " Thank you for touching me". I looked the child. Joy was radiating on her face. Then I was told that these children have no one. Some have a single parent but they do not want them. The relatives do not want them. They are with us. Many say their life is mortal but we are taking total care of them and are not afraid of getting contaminated by them. But it is very painful to see. Though they are small, though they are provided with everything they suffer thinking of their homes. At school they are discriminated. No one wants to communicate with them. Many threaten us saying if we accept them in our classrooms, they will withdraw ther children. But we continue to accept these discriminated children. Today I am far away from them. But I do feel for their social discrimination
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@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
10 Dec 11
Many people and children are discrimated because of an illness. Not only hiv but also cancer and psoriases, eczema etc do the job. And this is painfull to see too! It's in the nature of human being to reject everybody who has something different. For some reason we are always afraid it will infect us. If it comes to hiv it is a good thing to watch your steps and be carefull. I am not saying those kids don't need to be hugged and loved but I do say that it is not the way you make it sound. They can infect easily other people if they don't pay attention. I think it's a bad thing to feel for or feel pity for people who are discriminated. You feeling sorry or pity doesn't help them. You only will put them more with their back in the corner. Someone who feels pity for you is the worst thing that can happen if you are sick.
@srjac0902 (1170)
• Italy
10 Dec 11
It is not a question of feeling pity for them. That will be an offense. It is making them feel loved and accepted just like the others and not treated as special. It is not a question of hugging them it is showing them or refilling them what they lost from their parents and siblings. It is creating a spontanoious home experience rather than an institutional experience. Special povision for their clothing, hygiene, sober habits medical treatment and administration, special care for their privacy and sparing them from all humiliation. Sharing the life with them is beyond feeling pity
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
11 Dec 11
It is bad enough that they have been infected by this deadly HIV virus and getting no love from their parents is a punishment that they don't deserve at all. My heart goes to all these innocent children who have to suffer a painful existence as a result of being born without parental love and being segregated in a center that they never understand why in their raw age.