Aug 10, 2003
I need the truth- a friend says she's had AIDS for 8+ years and has had many health scares, and I've always been extremely supportive. I've never been allowed by her to go to a doctor's appointment with her nor have ever seen her prescriptions, etc. I've always just believed what I've been told. She recently decided to become pregnant and told me that since her levels are now "undetectible" (she currently takes no meds) her doctors didn't think she needed to be on any meds through the gestation. The pregnancy went fine- she delivered and said the kids tested negative (twins). She and the babies are still on no medications. I'm wondering if the whole AIDS history was a call for attention in the past (not unlikely with the personality)that now she's trying to circumvent? She said she was HIV+ but about 3 years ago said she was officially AIDS, had Pneumonion, etc. Gut feeling, Doctor, am I being played for sympathy or is she telling the truth? Last thing I want to do is not believe her if she is telling the truth.
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