Sunday, September 21, 2008

HIV+

Not sure why God has laid this on my heart so much lately, but I can't begin to tell you how much time I have spent researching the number of children that are affected by HIV that are available for adoption. Some of these children have been orphaned because both of their parents died from AIDS and yet, God chose to spare these precious children from a disease that is still so misunderstood here in the states. Yet, many others, actually have tested positive and still need a family to love on them.

Here's what I have found to be true so far in MY research and I wanted to share it with you guys. First, I have to tell you that I lost a friend of mine, Kevin, to AIDS in the 90's. It sucked. He was a great guy and I still miss him.

Did you know that HIV is ONLY spread through blood, semen, and breastmilk? YOU CAN NOT GET IT THROUGH SHARING A DRINK, a hug, even a kiss.

Did you know that HIV is no longer a death sentence? Many children that are born with an HIV positive mother will falsely test positive at birth only to test negative a few months later. Those that really are positive have such low levels of the virus that they don't even require daily meds. Those that do require meds, such advances have been made that they TODAY can live long productive lives and not have to worry about that horrible word AIDS.

Will you join with me to pray for these children? Pray for families to step up to the plate and adopt these children with open arms! I am so burdened and I am just praying that God will show our family the way we can help these beautiful children.

1 comment:

Andi said...

Brea - You know my heart beats in time with yours on this issue. May we both develop the clarity of spirit to know how God wants us to respond, my friend. xoxo