Fratti, a news and entertainment writer, believes her infection came from 'simply sleeping with probably close to a hundred men throughout my 20s - in college, in Rome, Italy where I lived for five years, in New York City upon my return'.
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Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Fratti says she - like most of her straight, white friends - had no idea about undetectable viral loads.
'I remember eating it up, but my boyfriend at the time, who came with me for a little science lesson, was skeptical, like "that can't be true" - total denial,' she said.'[That] is really the hardest part about being positive, walking around all day trying to convince people that the sky is blue and they insist it's black. 'But I think we're getting to a place in society — despite all the backlash and closed minded people that just took over the United States — where people get it. Consumed by shame and fear, Fratti tentatively tried each option. One relationship, where she kept her secret for the first two months, did last a year - 'but the insecurities that came along with the initial deceit led to more baggage than was healthy for either of us', and they broke up.
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