Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Hiv

. . . 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!

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