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.
About 40 million people are living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Each day, 14,000 more become infected. HIVdrugs have vastly improved the quality of life for many of these people, but they don't yet provide a cure. That's why researchers are working so hard to develop an HIV vaccine.