Gerard Thai, 34
West Hollywood,CA
Diagnosed 1991

What’s your story?
I tested positive when donating plasma. I was devastated--for a few day. I  had a lover who didn’t see HIV as a restriction, and that made the transition easy.

How is it now?

I haven’t changed my life much except for taking meeds. The dating pool got a little smaller. I’m very open with my status. My license plate even says “HIV+BUD.”

What about HIV makes you wonder?

I’ve never been ill, and I wonder why I’m so fortunate. People ask my secret. I exercise, eat right, don’t smoke or do drugs. I wonder why I’m still single!