"I have felt supported at every level."

I have got very good experiences of living with HIV. I have not felt marginalised, I have not felt isolated and I have felt supported at every level. I am not naive enough to suppose that every person's experience is as positive as my own, but my own view is that if you take the time to explain your situation and allow people to make their own assessments, then they will, in most scenarios, accept you, support you and most of all treat you 'normally'.

This was my biggest fear—to be treated like a 'leper' or to be set aside as an untouchable. I have not found this at all. I still treat every day as an adventure, like I always did and long may it continue!


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