“You have AIDS”
December 1, 2017
Originally shared by actress Alexandra Billings on her Facebook page.
It wasn’t a surprise, but it was a shock.
It was deafening and the words rang through the center of my gut and cut my breath short and buckled my knees. I gripped the sides of the table that was draped in white crinkled paper and stared at the empty white plastered walls. My wife looked up at me and I felt her heart beating from across the room and I heard the way she tried to sound calm when everything we knew had been smashed flat by the man in the white white coat
“Can you say it again?” I asked him
“You have AIDS.” the doctor said, staring hard and fidgeting with the chart in his hands
“Am I going to die? When am I going to die?” I asked
I was barely 30 years old.
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