Providing support for a person who has
AIDS can be a stressful and emotional experience. You
may feel frustrated if the person doesn't want to take all of the medicine prescribed or if he or she doesn't get better despite your efforts. To help
manage feelings of frustration, share your feelings with others, including
other caregivers, counselors, clergy, or health professionals. Call your local
AIDS service organization for support.
Remember that you are not alone. There are others like you who have
gone through this experience before. You can gain knowledge and strength from
what they can tell you.
Caring for a loved one with AIDS can be an exhausting task, both physically and emotionally. It involves managing the physical and practical aspects of your loved one’s care while struggling with the emotions of seeing someone you care for suffer and fearing the eventual outcome of the disease. It also requires taking care of yourself -- managing the stress of caregiving and keeping yourself healthy -- so you can provide the care your loved one needs.
AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is...