Twenty four years, now, since April 25, 1987
When the test results came back and I was told: positive
Positive for having been exposed to the then-named human immunodeficiency virus
Positive because antibodies to the virus could be detected in my blood
Positive because the antibodies would not be there if the virus had not been there first
Like footprints in the sand of a cruel beach where no wave would come to wash them away
One cannot exaggerate the importance of the exact nature of the test result, becauseView Full Article
HIV positive was not acquired immune deficiency syndrome, yet.
One cannot exaggerate the importance of the precision of the words used to describe the condition, because
Comment by: Anonymous
Mon., May. 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm EDT
This poem is brilliant; thnx for shaing it w/us. As I read it, I felt apart of it. It drew me in & allowed me to recall the moments I was told,"You're positive"-Very touching and transparent. Thanks once again, Donald, for your poem.
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