a) Talk & Test
b) Be A Man!
It’s really good to talk to your kids about sexuality but I’m not sure Kobana is going about it the right way. Does Kobana want him to go back home because he is worried about the possibility of his son being gay? He needs learn to understand and accept his son regardless of his sexuality.
Malakai should get out and meet people instead of staying home and spending so much time on the computer. If he went and mixed more with his friends maybe Kobana wouldn’t be so suspicious.
I don’t think Kobana is really worried about Malakai’s wellbeing; he just doesn’t want to be embarrassed about the question of his son’s sexuality.
c) Got What You Need?
I don’t know what Kobana is worried about. If he wants to have sex with Janice then it’s better to have sex than no sex at all. If he doesn’t want to put himself at risk of infection he shouldn’t be unfaithful.
What is Janice doing? If he doesn’t want to use a condom she should just find a man that isn’t worried about having safe sex.
It’s great that Janice could be strong enough to insist that Kobana use a condom. I admire her for protecting herself from HIV. If every woman was strong enough to do this and every man was willing to wear a condom I think we could bring HIV under control.
d) How Do I Tell Him?
It’s good that Asha told Kobana and was honest about the test. Even though Kobana was shocked about the HIV test it means they can both begin to talk about the issues. I think Asha was very courageous to tell Kobana.
Kobana is being unreasonable, he thinks he can boss Asha around. He should realise that Asha is behaving responsibly by going for a HIV test. Even if she hasn’t got HIV at least she will know that she is safe from spreading the infection. Kobana should be going for a test with Asha so they can give each other support and find out if either of them have HIV.
Kobana should have been more understanding. If I was going for a HIV test I would expect my partner to give me support. It’s an illness that can affect us all and the sooner she knows the sooner she can get treatment.
If Asha is proposing to go for a HIV test she must have been unfaithful?
e) No Daughter of Mine
Imani should be allowed to be friends with who she wants. It’s not fair that her younger brother should have more freedom than her. It wouldn’t be so bad if Kobana had the same rules for both of his children, but to have different rules for each is just unfair.
Kobana should explain things more clearly to Imani. I think Kobana is worried Imani might contract HIV. He should explain that when he was young there was less of a risk of contracting HIV and that he is worried for her safety. Then she might give him a little more respect.