Tuesday, April 5, 2011


On Saturday grandma brought Peter in.  He is 10 years old and had several days of fever and cough.  His medical record showed that he had HIV and his CD4 nearly a year ago was good at 463. 

Apparently his mother abandoned Peter and his 3 younger siblings and grandma was providing their care.  She was absolutely devastated when informed of Peter's diagnosis.  Germar, my nurse, did a nice job explaining to her about treatment options and reassuring her that all was not hopeless. 

Peter will return this week for a CD4 and likely will start on medications for his HIV.  His 3 younger siblings will also come in for HIV testing.  Peter has something going for him that all HIC children do not, a loving and caring relative.

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