‘Til Death Do Us Part – A Short Story

Alicia took another look at the printed results in her hands and blinked severally.  She gulped through a lump that was forming in her throat.  She couldn’t believe what she was seeing.  The results actually said “Positive!”

Jesus!  I am HIV Positive!  Jesus!

Her thoughts immediately shifted to her husband, who could be the only culprit.  Though she hadn’t been a virgin when they’d met, he was the only one she’d been with sexually for the last ten years!

A tear ran down her cheek, followed by another, and then the trickle became a flood.  She had known this could happen!  She’d been warned by her sister and her best friend about her husband’s cheating ways, and that if she intended to stay with a man she knew was cheating on her, then she’d better insist on protection.  But that only meant that she never got to have sex, ever!

Adrian had this small problem of erectile dysfunction, and whenever he strapped on a condom, he lost his hard-on.  He grumbled all the time about it, and often used that as a reason to deny her of sexual pleasure, whenever he managed to keep his erection while strapped…


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