How would you support someone with AIDS

@bmjut247 (171)
January 8, 2007 3:09pm CST
I'm thinking that i could somehow comfort an AIDS (+). Maybe emotional support would do. But the feeling of despair for the inflicted is overwhelming. Also, it's hard for them to listen to other poeple.
2 responses
• United States
8 Jan 07
I can sum it up in one sentence. "Treat the person as you would anyone else." ‹(°¿°)›
@bmjut247 (171)
• Philippines
8 Jan 07
its not that simple. what if that person loses the drive to live on the remains of his life?
• United States
10 Jan 07
I never said it was simple. Is life simple? Aids is just a word. Treat the person not the disease. That's what doctors are for. Treat this person as you would anyone who wants to give up on life. Remind him/her of how many lives that will be destroyed if he/she gives up. Have this person read this. It might give him/her new perspective. "The day I stop learning is the day I want to die." Think of a book as your life and every numbered page as a day in it. What you've already read is your past. As you read and the words gradually appear, that's your present. The pages after the one you're reading are nearly blank with the exception of a few sentences that are already written for you. The rest is your future for you to write. I don't know about you but I find myself with bated breath awaiting the arrival of the next page. There are so many things and so many ways to learn it's no wonder why our lives feel extremely full or extremely empty. ‹(°¿°)›
@ahmed2th (127)
• Egypt
13 Jan 07
I'd deal with him normally.