|14 year paralysis
Sep 12, 2005
I sent this question once already and haven't heard back. i guess it isn't really a question, but more like a cry for help. i am a 32 year old married woman. my husband and i have been married for 10 years and would like to have a child. 14 years ago, i was involved with an hiv pos. man. we had numerous unprotected sexual encounters with penetration, but to the best of my knowledge, no ejaculation. i also performed oral sex on him numerous times. I have lived in a state of terror and inertia for the past 14 years, unable to summon up the courage to be tested. my health has been fine so far, but i know there is the chance i could still be pos. my husband knows all about this and is urging me to get tested, so we can have a child. I know i can have a baby even if i am pos., but this is some kind of psychological hurdle that i cannot get over. what advice can you give me...please i am suffering and have been for 14 years now.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Fourteen years of terror and inertia??? That even beats Bush's (pathetic) record of responding to a crisis. I agree with your husband. You should get tested to put your mind at ease and definitively end your 14-year nightmare. It's time to wake up and smell the Sanka! You clearly realize you have a "psychological hurdle," consequently you need psychological help to get over it! My advice is to get counseling, jump your hurdle and get tested. You'll be glad you did.
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