As a corollary, I want to collect the recommendations from the conversation below about STDs in romance, and compile a list of romances that feature heroes or heroines with major health issues.
In the comments, Darlene Marshall recommended, “a Harlequin Super Romance called A Man Like Mac by Fay Robinson. The hero is a paraplegic and in a wheelchair. The novel deals sensitively with sexuality, incontinence, self esteem and other issues related to the hero being disabled.”
Jennie recommended, “Catherine Anderson writes books with heroines with major health issues & has had heroines with blindness, in wheelchairs, having panic attacks, etc. It’s a little icky sweet at times, but the romance is usually handled well.”
Got any more?
Edited to add: There is, of course, the mega list at AAR.