Encouraging your HIV adoption

22 Jan

I just want to encourage anyone contemplating on adopting an HIV child. Our daughter has been home nearly a year and just turned 6. We have been fortunate to have a very healthy girl who contracted HIV from her mother during childbirth. We have had NO medical issues with her whatsoever and have her blood tested every three months. Her CD4 count is 620 and her viral load had plummeted to 7500. These numbers go up and down with every appointment. Each HIV specialist has their own idea of when it’s time to get them on medication. Our doctor feels she is extremely healthy, so there is no need to start HIV meds. We have 5 other children- all of whom have been educated about HIV and do not feel threatened by their sister’s condition. Honestly, it makes those who know our beautiful, sweet daughter love her more!

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