This is a difficult situation for Gayle to find herself in. Shehas to deal with two very large issues shes infected with alife-threatening virus and shes living with doubt andfear about her partner. Since shes quite certain he transmittedthe virus to her he most likely is infected. How did hebecome infected? In what behavior did he participate that put himat risk and eventually put her at risk as well? Whydidnt he tell her about it? Why didnt he have himself tested tomake sure he was HIV-free? Most people in such cases would be angrywith their partners. But Gayle is holding out that theres apossibility that Patrick isnt infected. Now she has todeal with the issue of disclosing this news to Patrick andconfronting him with the questions. This is not somethingshe needs to be dealing with right now. What could Patrick andGayle have done to ensure each others safety? What would have beenthe responsible thing to do?