16 May, 2017. 16:23
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
A seemingly healthy, but run down young profession has had his world turned upside down this afternoon after he entered his lingering symptoms into Bing.
Clicking on the first link presented to him, Colin Potman landed on WebMD, a popular medical diagnosis website, where he was delivered the tragic news that he is HIV positive.
“God,” he said.
“What am I going to tell my family? I know it’s not a big deal anymore and you can live a long and relatively normal life after an HIV diagnosis – but the stigma. I don’t know what to do. I’m scared.”
The 24-year-old salesperson told the website he was feeling flat, that he’d been unable to shake a persistent cough and other flu-like symptoms.
His glands have been up for almost two weeks now, but that still hasn’t prompted the stubborn Cancer to visit a real life doctor in the flesh.
“I’m not made of money,” he said.
“Between all the three $7 coffees I drink each day and the leased BMW sitting in the drive, I don’t have two cents to rub together. Imagine the cost of going to the doctor? You can take that idea and shove it up your arse, which I was I did with my molly at Coachella this year,”
“But yeah, no more trips for me. Just Tom Hanks in Philadelphia. But I should be able to get bulk likes on Instagram for this.”
More to come.