Dating a patient ethics
Recently, I started talking online with a new guy who made me feel all of the tingles and energy that signal the beginning of an exciting new relationship.I wasn’t prepared when he suddenly dropped a bomb on me: He had genital herpes.
The more I spoke to my partner about herpes, the more I saw that the biggest issue surrounding herpes is not the STI itself but society’s stigma.
The authors of the journal’s case study, wrote: “We initially decided not to honour the tattoo, invoking the principle of not choosing an irreversible path when faced with uncertainty.
“This decision left us conflicted owing to the patient’s extraordinary effort to make his presumed advance directive known; therefore, an ethics consultation was requested.” Gregory Holt, the lead author of the new case study, said the biggest concern for him was whether it was legally the right decision.
My newfound herpes education led me to make a choice: I was going to have sex with this guy.
At that point, I had real feelings for him and didn't want to walk away.