Sheree shares advice for other HIV positive mothers and explains why her children became involved in the HIV community.
As a mom with HIV sometimes it feels like it’s harder. That’s why support groups are important because you are more tired, sometimes the medication makes you sick, and if you have little ones that makes it even harder because there’s not always somebody there to help you take care of them.
If they are teenagers they are very much easier to educate, which my children are very well-educated. They take their own classes on HIV, as well as I take classes on HIV so that they know what I am going through so they can help out, but your families can also take classes on HIV so that they can get educated and support you in the way you need to be supported.
For my children, they are very active in the HIV community. Their mother is HIV positive so they want to tell and they want to educate and the only reactions they had is children teasing and tormenting people, and my children get very angry when they see that because it’s wrong. Educate your children. Children really need to be educated and if you can’t, take them somewhere they can get educated.