January 29, 2010

Semper Poz

Once upon a time, I was a 23-year-old boy who had 12-18 months to live.

That was the best guesstimate science gave anyone living with HIV/AIDS in 1985, the year I was infected with the "deadly disease," as it was known in the media.

Sadly, the disease proved deadly to many a lost soul. Gone but not forgotten.

Gratefully, some of live to tell, in a world that may not be perfect, what with its "disease-free-UB2" mentality; but we live on just the same. And we dream on, existing as something once thought of as impossible: long-term survivors.

Semper poz.