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To Return to the Closet, or Not?

Embracing Life Outside of HIV

January/February 2009

Keith Green Recently I came to the startling realization that working at TPAN for the past six years has sheltered me from the world outside of HIV. There aren't many work environments on earth where conversations around the water cooler can range from the joys of homosexual sex to the blues of medication-related diarrhea, without in any way being considered strange or inappropriate.

For the first time in several years, I feel as if my life is not defined by either my HIV status or my sexual orientation.

Upon arriving at TPAN, I was living much of my life in darkness. Not too many people knew how I identified sexually, and only my immediate family and a small number of close friends knew that I was living with AIDS.

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Comment by: beauty (delaware) Wed., Jan. 28, 2009 at 4:25 pm EST
you shouldn't give up hope. you are a very handsome man. regardless of the situation, any woman would be happy to have you.
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