He used to work for UNDP promoting....wait for it..... Positive Living. He spent all his pay on booze. So we had a drunken, violent, wife bashing, family rejected bum promoting Positive Living and telling of rejection by family. Great work if you can get it. You can fool most of the people some of the time.
The situation becomes even worse for the family, particularly in isolated regions where sufferers have no access to ART. In the later stages of infection, they will suffer from dementia with delusions and hallucinations. They will believe that they are being pursued to be killed.
They will become violent, forever seeing people waiting to harm them. What does the family do when the HIV loved one is now terrifying the family, particularly the children?
Dementia is often accompanied by wandering. The person will disappear and only come back if found in the town. The problem may be that memory loss has caused them to forget how to come home.
They forget the number of the bus or PMV. The young woman may have had sex with many men in her wanderings. She is now mentally retarded.
Hallucinations at the end of AIDS may be so frightening as to be seen as evidence of sorcery. I looked after Linda dying of AIDS.
She thought an old lady from Samarai turned into a black bird and was waiting at night in the trees outside the house to kill her. Neighbours and my children would hear hysterical screams at night. I can still hear her 12 years later.