I have lived two lives. The first came to an end after I received word that I had contracted HIV. However, my second life started the day I found out I had HIV. I think most people with HIV feel the same way. Having HIV does not mean your full life is over, it just means it is going to be completely different and that you really need to make important changes to make sure you can live a long and full life. I do have to say that before I contracted HIV, I really didn’t live the best life. I wasn’t the best friend and I know I wasn’t the best son. I simply took everything for granted and was just a giant flake to the majority of people who knew me. However, after HIV, my life completely changed. I saw truly what was important in my life, and that is my family and friends.
Life after learning I had HIV is actually better than my life before. While I have gone and taking out a life insurance policy, simply to protect those who are important to me from having to deal with my final expenses, I now spend more time with everyone and I tend to avoid the things that made my life such a disaster before h and. I must say I enjoy my new life.