OK, so I’m going to break the rules, and link to this story in the press. As you may know, George Michael has been interviewed by Stephen Fry for a forthcoming documentary about HIV. There’s a snippet about the documentary in today’s Sun newspaper…
GEORGE Michael says he hasn’t had an HIV test for at least three years — as he’s terrified of the result.The gay singer, who likes cruising for men and was nicked for lewd behaviour in an LA loo, reveals all to pal Stephen Fry in a BBC2 documentary.
Ross Wilson, producer of Stephen Fry — HIV and Me, said: “George says he does not believe in tests.
“He says he finds the wait for results too harrowing and that he hasn’t had a test since at least 2004 due to his fears it might be positive.”
George, 44, spoke at his Dallas home.
Hopefully, this is taken out of context, and that George doesn’t have any symptoms that would lead him to suspect he has HIV. In other words, hopefully this is more about fears about medical test results in general, than any specific fears about HIV itself. That is, if you get tested for almost anything, you always tend to fear the worst when waiting for the results. That’s just human nature.