No, I didn't actually get the AIDS, but I did get my Fishing to level 68!
Now I need to get a Bladefish for the guild to get ranked up or just continue until I'm close to 70 and then get a Bladefish. A meatball outside Windy will get a Bladefish though, so I'm tempted to just mail my Lu's to my mule, buy some meatballs from the guild, and have at it.
Also, my condolences to anyone who actually did get the AIDS. This world sucks enough without an imminent GAME OVER screen.