Thursday, July 24, 2008


I'm divided on this, so I'll let you tell me if this is justified.

As most of you have guessed, I am an HIV counsellor/tester at UC. I asked a med student (who come and work here in their fourth year) whether or not it was appropo to test someone -- a friend of his, actually.

The kid responded, "Yea, go in and tell him he has GRID" (Gay-Related Immunodeficiency -- the original name of AIDS before we knew what we were dealing with). Him and and his bud then started to laugh about it.

I mean, I don't think he was meaning to be rude, but I'm pretty insulted by it.

1 comment:

ShannanB said...

I would be offended. Seems disrespectful.

PS. Found your blog through your comments at the Cincinnati Blog.