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Surviving Life Itself

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jack

Disgusting. Just flippant and not serous.

August 3, 2015 tokyo

Sfboi

Thank you, I feel the same after being digniose in1986. Can you direct me to a long term surviver group in SF ? I used to be waiting to die now I have to fight to live....

July 28, 2015 San francisco

ErSwnn

As others I too strongly relate to this essay. I'm 32 years positive and the journey has been everything a good journey should be, even the dark parts serving me somehow. I have been an activist, parent, spouse and friend. My life took turns I never saw coming and took me to places I'd have never known any other way. I found inside myself a person I hadn't known to be so strong, able....and unwilling to sit quietly as an evil tried to destroy it. It's been a good life.

June 25, 2015 Crivitz, WI

mike

What a great article,life is mystery,i didn't test poz until 2009,but to be here at 60years of age when so many of my friends didn't make 40, I miss those hot sunday afternoons back in the day,great beer bust,great music,dancing shirtless to one song 20 minutes,great sex,who will i meet next,but life as an h.i.v. senior isn't easy,still hoping to meet my soulmate and work on my bucket list, my message for younger gay men,never take life and friends for granted.Tone down on judging each other.

June 12, 2015 tulas

Robert

Thank you Mark for being one of the soul-treasured voices of our generation.

June 11, 2015 Saltspring Island

MattMan

What a coherent and beautiful expression of such an incredible journey! THANK YOU for sharing this with us! My story is similar, but I could never have expressed it so perfectly.

June 9, 2015 Mesquite, TX

Joan Edinboro

I read your story and I identify with what you wrote. I'm new to this site and I'm grateful for your story. I'm a survivor as well, 17years since diagnosed. It was difficult in the beginning,but I love living and embrace everything life has to offer. I'm at peace with myself and I try to explain to young people the importance of practicing safe sex, some just don't care. I wish I had the support in the beginning, but that didn't happen.Thanks for sharing. I know I'm not alone in this journey.

June 7, 2015 Orlanfo

robert allen

whoa its like your in my head. thank you for your talent, it allows me to validate my thoughts until next time

June 6, 2015 grand prairie

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