“Honey, don’t let HIV affect your dreams. Don’t even think about changing it. In fact, dream bigger. Become a billionaire CEO and let people know that you can live with HIV and still achieve your dreams.”
- my awesome best friend.
The first two things that came to mind when I heard my diagnosis:
1. Will I be able to share food with people? (answer: Yes)
2. Will I ever be able to find love with HIV? (answer: Chances are slim)
Though a legitimate fear, I don’t think your answer to number two is necessarily true.
I try my best to keep my chin up. Sometimes I find it very difficult to do. I start pitying and blaming myself. I hate that I have HIV (Horrifyingly Insidious Virus). I can choose either to let this take over my life or I could just let it be this small part of me. I have no choice but to choose the latter.
“Stop feeling sorry for yourself. I do not associate with people that blame the world for their problems. You’re your problem and you’re also your solution.”