“AIDS?” This could not be.”
“Then? She has aged barely in two weeks. You have any clues?‟
Dr. Sim laughed within himself. If he told anything to Dr. Viggs he would be at aloss to understand. He was sure that this was what he was waiting for all thesedays. Better tell him later.
“OK. Take it as AIDS itsel
f. AIDS will age her this fast? Have u drawn the blood
“Of course, I have drawn a sample. Here it is.”
Dr. Viggs handed a vial and Dr Sim took it.
“O.K. I “ll test it in
He left for the lab.When he came out of the ICU on the way to the lab, the words seemed to havespread like wild fire all over the medical center. It was an odd hour of the day-
10.00 p.m. Still the center‟s staff were standing in pools in animated discussion,
gesturing towards the ICU.Seeing them, Dr. Sim stopped to enquire.
“What‟s going on here? I think you are all supposed to be at work.”
“We heard about a case of AIDS in our center. Naturally we are excited andcurious Sir.”
“AIDS?” No. You all know AIDS is past history. Eradication progra
mmesbanished it years and years back. Now we are in 2500 A.D. The symptoms of thiscase simply do not match AIDS symptoms. Anyway we have to get this sample
tested first. I am going to my lab to do exactly that. I.”ll let you know if at all it is
w u can go back to work.”
His voice was very firm when he said that and they disbursed wondering what he