. . . had a routine exam done two weeks ago, as a standard procedure in applying for a life insurance policy. Before drawing my blood they asked that I sign a form authorizing this lab work to be tested for HIV. Of course, I signed the form and of course, like most of you, was thinking I have nothing to be worried about. My list of non-risky behavior includes, but is not limited to:
not an IV drug user
never had a transfusion
Still, it bothered me to be expecting the results of this test. I guess it made me realize . . . you just never know. About a lot of things in life, you just never really know.
After a couple of days though, I forgot about the HIV test. Even when the results came, I still didn't remember it, as I leisurely opened the envelope and read results for bilirubin, cholesterol, glucose, etc. Then, there it was at the bottom of the list.
HIV - NEG
I was surprised to find myself relieved. About a lot of things in life, you just never really know.
One thing is for sure though, I can't be bothered with HIV!