Hatred emanates from the belief that the opposite gender infected him. One of the greatest challenges is fear of stigmatization. The community and friends of a positively diagnosed person may end up branding him.
Reception of HIV positive diagnosis news may involve disappointing feelings. Besides Mike, his family members also receive the information with denial. Family members tend to believe that the test lacked accuracy or their kin received a mixed up result. Anger and sadness or depression alongside stress, fear, and anxiety are also likely feelings with which the family members may react.
Most HIV patients tend to adopt different perceptions against their friends, family, and community. Patients may have beliefs that society members perceive them as promiscuous and careless. Some socio-cultural beliefs make patients think that community members perceive them as less productive in life. Other individuals treat HIV patients with sympathy and feeling of comfort and consolation (Poindexter 135). It is imperative that family members provide HIV patients the necessary emotional, psychological, physiological, and medical