Terry Hedgepeth spent four years of his life in pure hell after he and his ex-girlfriend were tested positive for HIV/AIDS in late 2000. For the upcoming several years he had been visiting the Whitman-Walker Clinic in Washington, DC every three months for check-ups. The interesting this is that each time the doctors were telling him that he didn’t need any medication, because his virus count was too low.
However, Terry’s life changed dramatically. He quit his job, lost his reputation, withdrew himself from his family and friends, lost everything and went to a homeless shelter. He even had to visit a psych ward several times because he had fallen in a state of deep depression. He wanted his life to end, but not this way.
When the doctors advised him to seek holistic treatment, he went to test himself in another clinic. The test results were negative. Terry immediately issued a lawsuit against the Whitman-Walker Clinic for $20 million. In 2005 his lawsuit was turned down in the court. However, another court expanded the lawsuit in 2011 and Terry’s case was opened once again.