A woman’s response to a question (Do you think Mr. Fermin should reveal his HIV status to the school? How would you feel if your child was on a team he was coaching?) posted in one of my online courses:
"I feel he should come forth with the truth about his medical condition. I don’t condemn him for it, but what if something were to happen? The chances of being totally protected even with the best of precautions is not 100%. There is still some risk. As a coach, you have the safety and health of these kids under your responsibility for a time, and to not disclose this information to the school would be dishonest. And as a parent, I would be extremely disgusted with the school if they hired someone with HIV who didn’t reveal this and I had to find the truth out later if a bad situation did erupt. I would not feel comfortable with him coaching my child. :( "
Would it be in bad taste/too crass to respond with “unless Mr. Fermin barebacked your kid, you should have nothing to worry about” :(?
“when light shattered across the floor
and briefly there was thunder between us,
if your eyes had held water it would not have spilled
and when we peeled aside the dreams
the skin underneath was still young. when all was black
you smoothed aside the words and said,
It’s there, the light, when you want it it’ll be waiting for you -
and a certain peace came into your eyes,
that this was no different, that this was so different
yet every bit the same, and your hands stilled with satisfaction.
you did this without touch so that all around me your hands stood
shaped like shelters, all around me there was room
and after each hour the hallways outside were like caverns
and around the corner and down the stairs
there lurked as always, light, as ever, light.”—