Living with a Partner who has HIV AIDs Frontal Lobe Dementia is a daily "outing" in every sense. I've certainly had to develop a high threshold for embarassment and accept that my Partner enjoys telling everyone we meet or who he can get on the telephone all about anything from our sexuality, sexual preferences, who's cute and who is not so cute to our tax situation and personal wealth...or not!
He also takes enormous pride in disseminating his CD4 level and Viral load counts!! He has been less enthusiastic about the Mental Health Workers, especially Psychiatrists (unless they are cute!)
Such openness to the Butcher, Baker and Candlestickmaker has changed our lives from just being Out and living together to a new "outing" every day.
Fortunately we have been surrounded by good friends and neighbours and the Butcher and Baker now also know us well (not intimately) though Mark finds the Window Cleaner a cutie!!! So do I
Well that's life. I used to be such a quiet boy from the Provinces. Now our reputation goes before us.
Love to you all, from Robert, Mark & Buffy (our doggie)