Hello everyone!!! I decided to write about my experience just because I read this crazy things about aids. OK in 2000 my mother met a man who was supposedly engaging in gay sex. This was the only man my mother had been after my dad abandoned us. My mother and him broke up. In May 2009 I get a call from my sister telling me my mother was extremely sick. A few hours later I get another call from the same sister telling me some horrible terrible news. My mother had AIDS. I couldn't believe this I mean as far as I knew only gays and ****** got this. I broke down and cried myself to sleep. My mother was translated to Parkland Hospital in dallas tx. When Se got here she didn't recognize me. She couldn't see and was so dehydrated. That broke my heart beyond repair. During her stay at parkland she was diagnosed with tuberculosis, she got meningitis, that cryptocuccus bacteria, a stool disease, kaposi sarcoma, all the stuff AIDS Related. She passed 10/31/2009 at midnight of end stage AIDS. After her death another worry began. Did I have aids? Did my 3 year old have it as well? See, my mama and I were very close we shared eye liner, loofahs, almost everything. My daughter would bite her and make her bleed. We shared it all. And guess what we both tested negative. Now I feel like an *** because I wasn't able to give her my all because of my dear of contracting AIDS. TOO LATE. Wish I could turn time around and love her and leave all my fears behind. Taught me a big lesson. No one is exempt from AIDS. The most loving, caring absolutely not ***** woman caught this. Please be careful and educate yourself. Don't turn your back on those in need because of ignorance. Don't turn into ME.