Monday 26 January 2009

Even though...

I'm a die-hard atheist, but I can't help LOVING this song. And I really want to try it with my choir! (Did I mention I started a choir)

Only prob is, tonight was the 1st rehearsal of the year, and how many came.....3. *sigh*


Sunday 11 January 2009

Home again?

Heading back to Uni today. This is the first time that I'm really not looking forward to it. Not quite sure why either.

Maybe it's the thought of PBHELL tomorrow.......

Oh well, at least I have my ER dvd's to comfort me....

Ferociously windy here, I'm a little terrified that the plane will get blown off the runway....eek!

Sunday 4 January 2009

What would you do?

I've been working through old ER DVD's; am currently on season 3.

One of the plot themes is that of a Physicians Assistant who is HIV+ (thanks to her ex-husband).

Recently, she has been receiving attention from the handsome infectious disease specialist, Dr. Greg Fischer, who is initially unaware of her status. She tells him on their first "date" and expects to hear no more from him.

However, Dr. Fischer doesn't give up on her and asks after a while for a second date. Afterwards, chemistry sparks between them and the relationship continues.

What happens next? They decide to do it.

But what would you do, if you were in that position? If you were Dr. Fischer would you take it further?

How would you feel about having a relationship with someone who is HIV+? Someone who you really liked, really got on with, everything else was perfect.

Considering that HIV is relatively hard to catch (compared to say some airborne viruses) and that someone on correct treatment can have very low viral counts and be quite un-infectious.

Do you think you could do it? And if it was hepatitis would you feel differently?

Of course, if you're a healthcare worker you might feel that it would never be worth the risk as it would effectively kill your career if you were HIV+. Which is kind of a bummer. And I don't know if it's necessarily fair either.
I don't think I would mind being treated by someone + because you actually have to try fairly hard to get HIV. For example a needle stick is only 0.3% risk.

Apparently even unprotected vaginal sex carries a risk of 0.1-0.3% (I guess this depends on a lot of factors though such as vaginal tears, viral load etc. etc.) Unprotected anal sex is a lot higher (1-10%)

So what do you think?

(Condoms - 1.9% breakage rate)

Thursday 1 January 2009


Someone sent me an article recently because they know I am interested in Zambia, and then I came across this aswell. It's fascinating.

What do you think?

Happy New Year!

Had a very fun night last night, dressed up in something fabulous and goofing around with my friends. We've been working on a routine to this.

Anyway, was all great til after I came home and my dinner decided to say hello again. This morning I discover I've got petechiae all over my face and neck and look like I've got the pox. Does this happen to anyone else when they throw up? It happens to me every time..

Happy New Year everyone!

What are your resolutions? I haven't made any.....yet.

I'm thinking study harder should be number one; I've been seriously laid back this semester and my grades showed it too.

Also thinking of taking the USMLE's..... am I mad?

Anyway, hope you all have a good New Year Beginning!

Monday 8 December 2008

I love this too!

I feel it should be on Grey's.........

Wow I'm getting soppy...

Lovin' this....