Last Saturday turned out to be a day of horror for me and some friends. After all, it's not everyday that someone you know turns out to be HIV (+). The problem was, it took him a month before informing someone about it. The story is actually far more complicated than what I am allowed to tell you but suffice to say that his chances of leaving for the US are virtually nil. He just passed his CGFNS last year and, as (mis)fortune had it, he tested (+) during the medical screening! What to do next? I wouldn't know. I discussed the issue with some MD friends and we all were worried, not about the future, but how he will take it. You know - the denial-anger-depression cycle. I can only pray for strength, and if still possible, a longer life without pain.
Another thing, GP, who is currently battling the Big C, just lost her surgeon to the same illness. Let's just look forward to the wedding in 2007 (8?), GP, shall we? I'd help you with that, promise.