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Posted by: Vally | 2010-01-13

Financial concern - Fear

I am planning to move to my own apartment soon, I used to stay on my own but struggled to make a living as a single parent of two (hubby - late), had to pay for the rental, car and schools. I had to move back to my parents home- its 1 year now, I try so much to spend according to my budget, spoil the kids a bit, with salary of R12000.00. Paying car for about R4000.00 and rentals now goes to R3500.00-cheaper ones (tried to check cheaper rentals in the safer developed location at home but mostly all taken). I always ask myself what is it that I am doing wrong. Or maybe things are expensive, after paying debts and groceries there is so little left. Now I am not coping with the kids in one bedroom at my parent’ s home, I am so stressed not knowing what to do. Also sharing a bed, I feel for them since of my HIV status being positive, what if one day I bleed and it gets to them at night.

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I'm sure that other readers will have more practical advice for you here. So long as you care for your own health, you need not be a risk to the children - ask your nearest clinic or HIV advice center to be sure you understand exactly what is and is not a risk factor for them

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Posted by: Vally | 2010-01-14

Thanks for the response, much appreciated. God bless.

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Posted by: Blossom | 2010-01-14

Sell your car privately like on gumtree.co.za or junkmail.co.za then pay up the balance, buy a small cheaper car at least until you are back on your feet. cut all costs to barest minimum. Get a sleeper couch which folds into a double bed and single bed for you and the children to be seperate. Many parents with HIV raise their children successfully, by following a healthy diet and going on medication, they live longer. Also, keep your wounds sealed i.e. with band aids and bandages. Your kids love you whether your are HIV or not.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2010-01-13

I'm sure that other readers will have more practical advice for you here. So long as you care for your own health, you need not be a risk to the children - ask your nearest clinic or HIV advice center to be sure you understand exactly what is and is not a risk factor for them

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