Last Friday, during a conference with a guardian, I found out one of my students is HIV positive. She was born with it. Lived with a Grandma, in a small town in Louisiana, for the first 5 1/2 years. Grandma died. For what ever reasons she was not on any medication. Today she is living with an aunt and her boyfriend. They started her on meds back in April of 2007. They weren't even aware that she was positive until that time. This poor kid has at least 4 strikes on her already and she isn't even 8.
She also has siblings 14, 12, 10 and five. How can this birth mother just keep having children? From the report, the birth mother showed up school last year, looking for her. She was high and strung out.
Please pray for my little pumpkin. I cannot imagine living life with this terrible disease much less getting it right out of the womb.