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Growing Older With HIV: What Concerns You Most?

 16/26 

Michael James

"Michael James"

My concern is growing older totally alone. Like it or not, there is still a heavy stigma with this disease; and there is only a small percentage of people that will be there for you at the end.

I happen to be a straight man and have largely kept this condition private; so the lack of a female partner, limited friends knowing, and even keeping it from most of my family almost guarantees that I'll suffer through the end by myself with no support.






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