Death from HIV is not always slow.
Death from the results of HIV infection is certainly not always a long slow noticable decline, especially not in children. Had Eliza Jane been treated for her Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (P. carinii a fungus, a eukaryote, it is not affected by the amoxicillin EJ was given. Amoxicillin only stops bacteria from reproducing, it does nothing to eukaryotes.) she most likely would have lived at least another year even without any antiretroviral therapy. With proper antiretroviral therapy she would have had a chance of living a normal life.
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is not typical pneumonia. The signs and symptoms are different, and the course of the disease is different. Only people with severe immune deficiency, such as that caused by HIV or by immune suppressive drugs given to prevent organ transplant rejecton, get PCP.
According to Dr. Gordon (or someone impersonating him) here:http://oracknows.blogspot.com/2005/1...primetime.html
Eliza Jane has symptoms of pneumonia 3 weeks before her death, and Dr. Gordon knew that Christine was HIV-seropositive, untreated, and had breastfed EJ.