I just heard some disturbing news a few moments ago my mother’s godsister Regina has AIDS. This is the first time that HIV/AIDS has touched my life personally. It saddens me to know that she will be further outcasted by her immediately family. Just the tone of my mother’s voice told me that things were really bad. When I was still in high school, Regina’s husband and 2 children were killed in a horrible car crash. After that she started using cocaine. I remember vividly seeing her face then the light was gone. I can see her face as I am writing this now how I remember her all smiles. Even in my mother’s current condition she is trying to see what it is that she can do for Regina. I just sat and held the phone.