Our expert says:
Not altogether my area of expertise, Cs. Your brother is acting in denial, and what we call "wishful thinking" --- people in hospitals are careful about these tests. It takes 6 weks for the baby's developing immune system to be better able to show whether he has been infected. But if your sister-in-law has been infected, it's likely that your brother, too, is positive --- why doesn't he go for a blood test, too ? You imply that he sleeps with other women, too, so he may be spreading GIV to more women, and perhaps his child. Doesn't he see why he needs to be careful and at least to use condoms ? His drinking can be related to the weight loss, though that could also mean he is HIV positive and perhaps even developing AIDS itself --- again, he needs to have a proper checkup. Maybe he drinks to try to continue ignoring the fairly obvious facts here.
The baby may be clear, but only the tests, in time, will tell that
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