I've had this virus nearly 11 years now and not long after diagnosis, I made it public. I'm sure a lot of those reading can relate and understand my frustration. People can make the time to make ignorant based comments in regards to being HIV+ but won't utilize that time to educate themselves before making themselves look like morons online. I'm sure you know where I'm going with this. Since my diagnosis, I've mostly dated and had sexual relations with HIV-negative people, with them being informed beforehand about my status. Why am I still vilified for living my life? So I'm just supposed to be miserable til the day I die? Absolutely not.
The things that people say can be super harsh. I've had people tell me my diseased body killed my 2nd oldest child. She died from trisomy 18, something that completely blindsided us all, considering I was only 28 when she was born. While most of the time I'm unphased by what people say, certain things do hurt and make me question why I still fight and advocate for people living with HIV.
At the end of the day, I'm still human. But then I remember that my fight isn't mine alone to fight and I keep moving forward.