Trisha Goddard, 63, is a television presenter and actor best known for her morning talk show Trisha, which was a popular mid-morning entertainment segment. Trisha is also a former journalist whose career began in Australia. It was during this time she met her first husband who passed away later from AIDS leaving Trisha petrified she had passed on the virus to her daughter.
“I don’t know how I got through it. I was Robert’s wife and yet I didn’t know he had AIDS,” she recalls in the interview.
“I remember going for this test and being horrified they might have to take blood from my tiny baby.”
The doctor told her it wasn’t necessary for them to take the baby’s blood because if Ms Goddard had HIV she would have passed it on.
“It was your worst nightmare. When I found out I had tested negative, I broke down and wept,” she said.
What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?
HIV is a virus that can lead to immune system deterioration.
The term “HIV” stands for human immunodeficiency virus with the name describing the virus: Only humans can contract it, and it attacks the immune system.
As a result, the immune system is unable to work as effectively as it should.
While HIV is a virus that may cause an infection, AIDS (which is short for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a condition.
Contracting HIV can lead to the development of AIDS.
Because HIV is a virus, it can be transmitted between people just like many other viruses.
AIDS, on the other hand, is a condition a person acquires only after they’ve contracted HIV.
The virus is transmitted from one person to another through the exchange of bodily fluids.
Most commonly, HIV is transmitted through sex without condoms or shared needles.
It is unknown how her husband transmitted the illness.
Trisha said she knew what the effects of AIDS looked like and was relieved when she tested negative for the virus.