Living, Not Fighting

November 23, 2015

Living In

It’s like living in with someone, get to know the person, get to know his likes and dislikes. Tolerate some things, try to mellow down some things you may not like about the person.

Not Fighting

You are not in some war with HIV, you cannot kill it, you cannot drop a bomb to eradicate HIV from your body.  Understand how it works and take it from there.

The 2015 UNAIDS terminology guidelines says:

Avoid such terms unless in a direct quotation or
because of the specific context of the text. One
rationale for this is to avoid transference from the fight
against HIV to a fight against people living with HIV.

Living with, Not Dying from

Remember you are living with HIV, not dying from HIV.  While some may have been diagnosed late with infections like TB and Pneumonia, a lot more people have made it through and are now living asymptomatic.

Why Do Some PLHIVs Die?

My answer is, who doesn’t?   If they did die early (or earlier), the fact that you’re reading this is that you are not dead. So take it from there.  Understanding more about HIV and AIDS might give you a better view of why people actually die from AIDS related conditions, however it doesn’t answer when you will die–if that’s the premise of all the questions.

You’re Not There Yet.

Take your time, no one can force you to be okay right here, right now.  Just always have someone (sensible) to talk to so you don’t draw out all kinds of thoughts from all kinds of ideas.


About +daddy+drEw+

HIV awareness and treatment Advocate & Activist. Living with HIV since 2007. A friend. A partner. A dad to the HIV Community.
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