Positively Living

I'm Still Here: My HIV Life

Nov 6, 2013

When John was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he never would have imagined he would still be alive today to celebrate his 50th birthday. 

Twenty-three years later, he views his life with the sense of appreciation and perspective that can only come from someone forced to face his own mortality. “My life is a lot different,” he says, “but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

 

When John was diagnosed with HIV in 1990, he never would have imagined he would be alive to celebrate his

50th birthday.

Twenty-three years later, the Oak Ridge resident views his life with the sense of appreciation and perspective that can only come from someone forced to face his own mortality. “My life is a lot different,” he said, “but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”