Since I came out during the relatively early days of this epidemic (the “AIDS scare” as it was called back then) I have lived with the existence of this disease all of my adult life. I have watched people that I love die of the disease. There are people that I love that are HIV+.
Back in 1986 I must have been a very naive boy, because I really thought they would have a cure by now. I really wish they would prove me right.