She came to the JSK centre this morning. She had called last night. "I had unprotected sex with a number of partners. What is the chance that I have HIV?"
Sheba talked to her for some time on the phone. Set up the appointment for testing. Our lady counsellor talked with her and the blood sample was taken.
The test result is negative. Sigh of relief. Would that all the results we see at JSK be negative. Would that we would not have to do the test.
We are in a place and time where sexual networking seems the norm rather than the exception.
In a week when the biggest golfer in the world has been unmasked as not quite the paragon of virtue that his image suggested - we have been involved with a number of people who have used their sexuality for themselves - and are trying to work through the consequences.
Its good to be able to give quiet hope - and the truth. As unpalatable as it sometimes seems in our age of do-what-you-want-as-long-as-you-like.
Life is more than sex. Way more.