HIV is nothing to be afraid of, says one mother. What’s frightening is the ignorance and discrimination of others.
For that reason, a contributor to the U.S.-based Scary Mommy blog says she is not disclosing her kindergartener’s HIV-positive status to other parents,educators,and child minders.
“My HIV child is playing with your child, and you don’t know it,” the author, who uses the name Jenn Mosher, writes. “She has played with your child at a local private preschool, been dunked next to yours during swim lessons, and stands in line behind your kid in gymnastics class.”