Conversations I Wish I Had


Behind the White Coat

“Well then, doc, I think I need to tell you something….”

“Ok.” I waited. I could tell from the look in her eyes this was going to be bad.

“So, I was having a cavity taken care of a few weeks ago when the dentist stuck herself with the needle. They told me that I had to get tested for diseases. So I did. I had my blood drawn. It came back positive for HIV.”

She paused for a moment not sure what to say next.

“So we need to set you up with an infectious disease specialist, huh?”

“Yeah.” She ran a hand through her hair. “I need someone who is really good. I’m scared.”

She looked normal. She didn’t appear ill. There was nothing about her that screamed out, “I am high risk for HIV!”

She never would have known about the HIV if her dentist had not…

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  1. Victo Dolore
    August 23, 2015

    Thank you for the reblog!

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