Give me the worst bad news first

A elderly man goes to the doctor for a checkup.  After the doctor conducts the examine and reviews the results, the calls the patient into the room telling him that he had a couple of items of bad news to pass on.

The patient says, “Give me the worst of the bad news first!”

The doctor replies, “You’ve got AIDS.”

“Oh, no! What could be worse than that?” asks the patient.

“You’ve also got Alzheimer’s Disease.”

Looking relieved the patient says, “Oh…Well, that’s not so bad. At least I don’t have AIDS.”