You gotta have some serious will to survive when you've been living with HIV/AIDS for 25 years and counting.
Luck helps, too. So does guts, and the ability to feel worth something in a world that feels people with AIDS are worth less.
It takes a special kind of strength to keep your hopes and dreams alive when the world fears you, avoids you and doesn't try to understand you or your virus.
Who's tough enough to make it in today's world while living with HIV/AIDS? I know I'm grateful I am.