1. WHAT IF I SMOTHERED HIM? “It began one night as I was nursing my son, Easton. I was home alone with the kids because my husband travels for work.
Let’s pretend like that’s real.
“She was going nuts…talking in tongues and acting completely insane.”
Today’s young people are the first generation that has never known a world without HIV and AIDS.
“We’ll find out what dirty bombs are and what they do.”
Can you imagine being a medical student learning to draw blood cultures and start IVs on HIV patients without using gloves?
I learned that the word HIV blinded me to see a human being in a matter of seconds.
But then we get to question #34: “Male donors: From 1977 to the present, have you ever had sexual contact with another male, even once?” The fateful answer “yes” to question #34 ends in a lifetime ban from ever donating blood — and why? Implicitly, this ban marks “gay blood” as inherently unclean, regardless of the preventative measures taken to avoid contraction of blood borne pathogens or viral infection.