So my next patient 22 years old present with weakness, fever diarrhea, and swollen glands. I dread asking the questions that I must.
Do you have sex with men, women, or both?
Do you bottom or top
with or without a condom?
So his screening ELISA is negative for anitbody to HIV 1 and 2.... and his HIV RNA titer comes back........... 268,465 copies
" You have AIDS" I report to this........ child
He sobs and my heart breaks again. "I hate this job!!!"
So I go through the routine.
So I call the hospital chaplain, Reverend Serafin. Sounds like a name out of a novel but that is indeed her real name.
She does her best.... and I am grateful, because I don't have what it takes to give what this child needs today.
Love and affirmation,
Forrester Tongpa Nyi (formerly Ash Phoenix, faeries evolve! )
When you come to know that your entitlement to joy is a given, All that remains is the exploration of the many different ways to let it in