Finding out that someone close to you has been infected with HIV is not easy, and having to see the disease developing into Aids is even less so, but you have to deal with it for everyone's sake. Remember that your support is crucial during this difficult time.
Coming to terms with what has happened is the first step towards helping your loved one to deal with the illness. Of course, your first reaction will be that of shock and perhaps disbelief, so give yourself a little time to accept it.
The last thing that you should do is to pass blame. It will do no good and it won't change what has happened. Someone who has just found out that he or she has been infected with HIV needs a lot of love and assurance.
What you can do
Remember that although there is no cure for this devastating disease, the love of friends and family can make all the difference.