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Emily & Tom's Story

Emily and Tom are a couple in their 60s, and have been married for over 30 years. They both started to become unwell with a variety of symptoms, but despite a host of tests, no cause was identified. Tom then developed pneumonia and was admitted to hospital, where he was tested for HIV. The test was positive. Emily was also tested for HIV and she too was positive.

At first they both maintained they had not had any other sexual partners but then Tom admitted to a “foreign fling” a few years ago when he was on a business trip abroad. Emily felt betrayed and shocked by this, but was still able to forgive Tom for his actions.

They are both now on HIV medication which has helped them return to good health and remain together.