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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.
When caring for a loved one who is sick, it is important not to
ignore your own needs. If you don't take care of yourself, you will not have
the inner resources to care for anyone else.
April 5, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine
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