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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue November 11th, 2008, 5:34 pm

Today the daughter went in for her last test for the HIV virus after getting pierced with a dental tool while working on an HIV-positive orphan in Kenya last spring. She is now officially in the clear. The group is scheduling another dental trip (she can't forget the 42 kids with severe cavities they didn't have time to get to) but her husband has put his foot down. Ecuador, fine, but not Kenya.

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Carine
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Postby Carine » Tue November 11th, 2008, 5:34 pm

"michellemoran" wrote:WOW!!!! Congratulations, Carine!! You're going to have an amazing time (yes, just don't drink the water). THe author Tess Gerritsen is in Egypt right now, no doubt having the time of her life.


Thanks Michelle !! :)
I'm SO looking forward to it !

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Postby SonjaMarie » Tue November 11th, 2008, 5:53 pm

"MLE" wrote:Today the daughter went in for her last test for the HIV virus after getting pierced with a dental tool while working on an HIV-positive orphan in Kenya last spring. She is now officially in the clear. The group is scheduling another dental trip (she can't forget the 42 kids with severe cavities they didn't have time to get to) but her husband has put his foot down. Ecuador, fine, but not Kenya.


I'm glad to hear she's clear! And I understand why the husband put his foot down after that scare!

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Postby michellemoran » Tue November 11th, 2008, 6:20 pm

Today the daughter went in for her last test for the HIV virus after getting pierced with a dental tool while working on an HIV-positive orphan in Kenya last spring. She is now officially in the clear. The group is scheduling another dental trip (she can't forget the 42 kids with severe cavities they didn't have time to get to) but her husband has put his foot down. Ecuador, fine, but not Kenya.


HUGE sigh of relief for everyone, I'm sure. My husband is from Zimbabwe, and whenever we travel there the HIV/AIDS epidemic seems to be worse. The last time we went, an AIDS worker told us 1 out of every 4 Zimbabweans are HIV positive. I imagine it's similar in Kenya.
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Postby diamondlil » Tue November 11th, 2008, 7:40 pm

That must be such a relief for everyone, and I certainly understand her husbands point of view.
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Postby Divia » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:09 pm

"MLE" wrote:Today the daughter went in for her last test for the HIV virus after getting pierced with a dental tool while working on an HIV-positive orphan in Kenya last spring. She is now officially in the clear. The group is scheduling another dental trip (she can't forget the 42 kids with severe cavities they didn't have time to get to) but her husband has put his foot down. Ecuador, fine, but not Kenya.



Thats good that she is in the clear!
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Postby pat » Wed November 12th, 2008, 5:58 am

"MLE" wrote:Today the daughter went in for her last test for the HIV virus after getting pierced with a dental tool while working on an HIV-positive orphan in Kenya last spring. She is now officially in the clear. The group is scheduling another dental trip (she can't forget the 42 kids with severe cavities they didn't have time to get to) but her husband has put his foot down. Ecuador, fine, but not Kenya.



That is a relief!
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Postby Susan » Wed November 12th, 2008, 11:44 pm

"MLE" wrote:Today the daughter went in for her last test for the HIV virus after getting pierced with a dental tool while working on an HIV-positive orphan in Kenya last spring. She is now officially in the clear. The group is scheduling another dental trip (she can't forget the 42 kids with severe cavities they didn't have time to get to) but her husband has put his foot down. Ecuador, fine, but not Kenya.


Glad to hear about this. How scary!
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Carine
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Postby Carine » Thu November 13th, 2008, 6:50 am

"MLE" wrote:Today the daughter went in for her last test for the HIV virus after getting pierced with a dental tool while working on an HIV-positive orphan in Kenya last spring. She is now officially in the clear. The group is scheduling another dental trip (she can't forget the 42 kids with severe cavities they didn't have time to get to) but her husband has put his foot down. Ecuador, fine, but not Kenya.


Gosh MLE, what a relief !! Glad to hear she's OK !

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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Thu November 13th, 2008, 10:10 am

"MLE" wrote:Today the daughter went in for her last test for the HIV virus after getting pierced with a dental tool while working on an HIV-positive orphan in Kenya last spring. She is now officially in the clear. The group is scheduling another dental trip (she can't forget the 42 kids with severe cavities they didn't have time to get to) but her husband has put his foot down. Ecuador, fine, but not Kenya.


I missed this. This is fantastic news. What a relief for everyone!


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