- A woman who suspected she may have contacted HIV after ‘seeing’ her new partner found out the hard way that she was actually positive
- Abby Landy discovered through Google that she had contacted the deadly killer disease after doctor refused to test her blood because of her nationality
- The newly found lover, who has since vanished, allegedly sent Landy text message just after they made out and told her the following
A Sydney woman speaks out after discovering that she is HIV positive through Google. She says doctor declined to test her blood because she comes from Australia.
Abby Landy, 28, reportedly developed aggressive cold after she ‘slept’ with her new boyfriend. She suspected she had contacted the deadly virus and immediately went to see a doctor for blood test.
To her shock, the doctor refused to test her blood, and instead told her that chances of her having HIV was very slim because she is Australian.
“Abby, it’s probably not necessary. You know, you’re an Australian woman. Therefore chances of you having contacted HIV are so slim that doing the test is almost a waste of time,” the female doctor allegedly told Landy, who is a legal assistant.
Instead, the doctor reportedly sent Landy back home with antiviral medication after completely refusing to test her blood because of her nationality.
However, Landy was determined to find out what she was suffering from. She googled the symptoms and confirmed that she had indeed contacted HIV. The symptoms were similar. But she was so terrified that did not want to believe it was true.
She says she went back to the doctor several times for the blood test and finally got tested. The result was positive, forcing her to confront the cruel reality.
“I felt a great deal of shame initially, and I was terrified. I was never going to tell anybody. But I later started engaging in private women's groups with other positive women. I just felt like my situation really allowed me the privilege to speak about my experience,” says Landy.
Earlier on, her now ex-partner had dropped her text message saying, “I hope you remember me forever”, further confirming that she was infected.
Landy believes that anyone who is sexually active can get HIV, and she doesn’t see sense why the doctor wasn’t willing to do routine test.
She encourages HIV positive women not to be ashamed of their status and also advises those who have not taken the test to do so without fear.
Watch video of Abby Landy sharing experience she went through when she was diagnosed with HIV: