Like most people, I’ve watched all sorts of television programs and read all sorts of stories about people who tested positive for HIV and, despite the setback, went on to live very successful lives. Of course I, like most other people, have also heard and seen all of the negative stories as well, like people growing incredibly sick and succumbing to the illness in just a few short years. When I tested positive for HIV, I really did not know what to expect or which group I would eventually populate.
It turns out, while living with AIDS has been a challenge, as I have needed to completely change my eating habits and improve upon how I exercise, the minor adjustments have allowed me to live a much more physically fit life. I do have to take medication every day to fight off the illness, but as long as I specifically follow the doctor’s instructions, I actually forget that I have AIDS. Additionally, while I would never say AIDS is a godsend, I will say that it has brought me closer with my entire family. They too thought the worst when I told them of my diagnosis. However, we now spend more time together and do more things together than we ever have before. That is why I have decided to protect them by obtaining life insurance.