Monday, June 6, 2011

Matching Mondays

Jana and Daniel-2 and 3 year old siblings in Eastern Europe, one is HIV positive, one is not

14 month old Daniel-in Haiti, we seriously considered looking at accepting a referral for him but a variety of factors related to finances and the Haitian rules regarding ages made it seem too risky for us, perhaps another family is a better match, Heather Breems is the contact person

HIV is a disease that most people are uneducated on.  Most people in the U.S. think of Ryan White and an always fatal illness.  They also think of how easily it might be transmitted.  The reality is that information is outdated.  HIV is now a chronic, but manageable illness akin to (or according to some doctors even more manageable than) diabetes.  There has only been one case of HIV being transmitted among family members via normal household type activities in the years since they've started tracking that data.  Visit Project Hopeful  or more info.

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