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Re: Spouse recently diagnosed
      03/11/13 02:58 PM

I too, was a married man infected. One thing is certain, the truth is out. The secret no longer has power in your relationship.
You're true to your vows to stay with him in sickness. My wife also chose her vows when faced with this disease.
I was diagnosed late stage with AIDs, 3 infections, nearly dying. She stayed with me through recovery and now assists with med reminders, food intake, daily living essentials. I'm still recovering physically with some central nervous system effects. Mentally and spiritually I'm doing well. As I said, the fear no longer has power over me. I am truly grateful to my wife for being willing to forgive me and try my best to honor her every day. We are closer now than we've been in the 30 years we've been married.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention faith. My spouse's committment to our marriage, no matter what, gave me hope. I have met survivors of this and other diseases who have restored my senses of empathy, compassion.
My faith is expanding in multiple dimensions.
Let's hope your husband's strain is not drug resistant and he gets meds when required. They will be required...

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