”No you can’t get HIV from hugging someone. There has to be blood or body fluid contact.”
Nma had backed away from her daughter’s hug.
”I don’t want Aka to catch it,” she muttered.
”HIV is a blood-borne virus. It’s passed on through blood transfusions, sex, using contaminated needles and things like that.”
”We have some really good leaflets on HIV and I’ll give you some to have a read through at home.”
”No, I wouldn’t want my husband to find such material at home.”
”Mum, Daddy has to get tested as well. You have to find a way of getting him to take a test.”
Nma shook her head in wordless resignation.
”We all need to get tested as well,” Aka said with a maturity I hadn’t realised she possessed.
I smiled at her and nodded.