What change or development in your treatment for HIV has most affected your life—for better or worse?
The current combination therapy. I am on AM and PM meds, with few side effects. 

What is your refuge from thinking about and dealing with your health?
Yoga! It helps me maintain flexibility physically, emotionally and mentally—and helps me keep a positive outlook. And Spin and TRX resistance training help keep me fit. 

What has been your major economic challenge since testing positive?
Sponsors pulling support because they didn’t expect me to live this long! 

What one thing has most aided your survival, and how difficult is it to overcome stigma?
Staying active in the gym and with my dogs. My dogs have helped me through many harsh therapies I have endured!  

Do you think there will be a cure in your lifetime—and if so, will you benefit from it?

What advice would you give to someone newly diagnosed?
“You idiot, what were you thinking!” No, really, “Just take a breath, take responsibility, and live your life with passion.”