ALL ENDS WELL after HIV, breast-feeding dispute.
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THEN:In December 1999, Kathleen Tyson of Eugene made news when she fought for the right to breast-feed breast-feed
To feed a baby mother's milk from the breast; suckle. her 6-month-old son Felix despite her being HIV-positive.
State officials won legal custody of Felix days after his birth after learning Kathleen planned to breast-feed him and forgo AZT AZT or zidovudine (zīdō`vydēn'), drug used to treat patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS; also called treatment for him. Kathleen and husband David challenged the ruling. The state prevailed.
NOW:Kathleen and David regained custody rights about a year after losing them, once they allowed a series of HIV tests for Felix For Felix, originally Still in Pieces, is a pop punk band from Bridgewater, New Jersey. The band, formed in 2002, had an original lineup that included Dan Perea (lead vocals/bass), Whit Maull (guitar), Jay Gelardi (drums), and Pete Petrocelli (guitar). and agreed that Kathleen would not breast-feed him.
Felix is now 8 years old, a third-grader at Far Horizons Montessori School in Eugene and healthy. He plays the piano, draws comic books and builds stuff with David.
"Felix is just a normal child," says Kathleen, 47, who's healthy and still married to David.
It's been nearly eight years since the Tysons went to court. "Bitter? No," she says. "A little disgusted, but not resentful."
Her ability to get beyond the trauma stems from her hearing stories more traumatic than their own.
"We got let off easily compared to what other people have gone through," she says.
Some people in similar situations had their children taken away because of the HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome hysteria, she said.
"A woman in Canada tested positive and had her children removed from her custody, never to be seen by her again. The children were placed in foster care. Another couple actually went underground, left their home and jobs because of the threat to conform to standards of care Standards of care are medical or psychological treatment guidelines, and can be general or specific. They specify appropriate treatment protocols based on scientific evidence, and collaboration between medical and/or psychological professionals involved in the treatment of a given which they didn't agree with."
Kathleen still gets a few calls each year from people facing related challenges and is happy to counsel them.
She still feels as if she were unfairly forced to wear a "Scarlet Letter."
"But now," she says, "it's faded."