32 Years Ago Today, Everything Changed

Thirty-two years ago today, a friend called me. He worked as a nurse in a doctor's office and had administered the brand-new HIV antibody test to me after hours, all very hush-hush. There were no treatments for the new virus, only fear and mortality. And my friend told me I was HIV positive.

Today I am grateful for life, activism, having the privilege and ability to speak up, and for the love of a good man and close friends. Choose joy, y'all. Every day.

As it happens, today the website for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is featuring an edited collection of my funny 'n sweet blog videos about living with HIV. The good folks at Visual AIDS arranged it. I hope you will take a look.

There is so much more work to be done. But for today, I'm going to be still, remember some old friends, and remind myself that service to others is the rent we pay on this earth.

As always, please be well.

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