We made complex weekday dinners to distract ourselves from the fact that we were both pretty bored with each other.
grown up, because I had never even been tested for HIV at my yearly checkup at Planned Parenthood, where I went for primary care.
"I said, ' Babe, I love you, this sucks, but I am going to be with you through everything.'"From there, they worked with a case worker to figure out next steps and treatment options.
Meanwhile, Gault opted to begin taking as "a prevention option for people who are at high risk of getting HIV."Gault remains HIV-negative to this day, and the couple's daily life is pretty much indistinguishable from those of same-status couples.
"We are normal people living normal lives," Gault told That said, there can be a slight risk of transmission, as Charlie Sheen's personal physician, Dr.
Robert Huizenga, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the School of Medicine at University of California–Los Angeles, said on .
"I needed to lay all my cards on the table," she said of their early days of courtship.
Taking care of your health is more adult than playing house with a boyfriend, yet, even though I had been tested for STIs, I had never thought of getting an HIV test.
But one day, randomly, I added the HIV rapid test to the list of things to do before intake to my pap smear appointment.
I kept asking the nurse who took me upstairs at the Margaret Sanger Center in the East Village for a second blood test to confirm the rapid test result.
I was in shock that simply sleeping with probably close to a hundred men throughout my 20s — in college, in Rome, Italy where I lived for five years, in New York City upon my return — and not being strict about using condoms could have such a serious consequence.