My Pet Virus by Shawn Decker

* Picture from Amazon*

Format read: Paperback

Genre: Memior

Rating: 7.5 out of 10

Plot: Sean is a hemophiliac who contracted HIV in the 1980s when he was 11.  This story is his struggle to come to terms with having HIV.  It is also the story of how he met and fell in love with his wife, who accepted him in spite of his illness.

Opinion: I thought this was an easy read.  Even with my limited free time, I managed to finish this in a week because it was so engrossing.  However, I was annoyed at parts with Sean and his behavior, particularly his refusal to take medication to treat his illness until the point where it developed into full-blown AIDS almost killing him.  I also was not happy to read about how when he was a teenager he had sex with someone without telling them about his status, which I think is not only irresponsible but unfair to his partner.

Next book: Song of Susannah by Stephen King


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