Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Yes I’m positive

  • Yes, I’m positive

    George W. ChristopherAda, Michigan, United States A quick glance at the afternoon clinic schedule revealed that the next patient was scheduled to “Rule out HIV infection.” I knocked on the door, entered the exam room, and began introductions. The patient was young, anxious, and struggling to maintain a stoic façade. “I have HIV infection.” “Are…