Sad Stories and Sadder You


Yesterday, I posted a blog about someone who died who happened to have been abandoned by his family, a lot of the kids from the positive Community felt sad and some felt bad about what happened.

While I Write Blogs to express how I feel about certain situations, I would like to apologize that some felt bad.  The blog was able to show how some PLHIVs are abandoned and left behind by their families,  the blog however laccked the positivity to inform and educate and to a certain extent, Inspire others.
Some points to ponder on about that particular blog:

  1. We have to appreciate whatever support system we have at this point, these may be friends or family members, a partner or the social media, we have to appreciate that we have a place or someone to run to whenever we feel we need support
  2. We are healthy. Some may have overcome some opportunistic infections and some in fact overcame  life-and-death situations. We are healthy and most of us are on meds and we have to own the fact that we are in the right track.

Your family, my family and his family are all different people.  While a Twitter follower said that we should not be quick to judge the family, I personally felt that under no condition should our family members turn their backs on us.  Of course the Dynamics may be different from one family to another,  I simply cannot imagine a (or maybe my) parent, a sister or a brother turning their backs on someone (or me) under such conditions. This is a personal view though and I am not imposing this on anyone.

Lastly, there were a lot of tweets that were saying that we should move and act  and do something about the stigma. I can only hope that these words turn into actual actions. 

Operative word: HOPE. 


About +daddy+drEw+

HIV awareness and treatment Advocate & Activist. Living with HIV since 2007. A friend. A partner. A dad to the HIV Community.
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8 Responses to Sad Stories and Sadder You

  1. mik says:

    hi! read your hiv tweet and got directed here….Just want to ask if you know about these home test kits. are they legit? i’m a bit scared/apprehensive kasi to get tested sa clinics. the home test kit might be a good alternative for me… thanks!

  2. Harlon says:

    Yes, turning words into actions – we seem to live in a world where people don’t take those steps, whether it’s through education, advocacy or activism. Hope, is indeed the “operative” word, and I suppose that makes “apathy” the “inoperative” word. Glad to see you are writing more often. I am a big fan! Peace, Harlon

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