And then I took a little time off.
AIDS and HIV did not take time off. Today, more than 6,300 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin and it's estimated that an additional 1,500+ are undiagnosed but living with the disease.
It’s time for me to mount up again.
I tested positive for HIV in 1983. For the last 33 years I have been asymptomatic, which is to say, the virus in my body never progressed to AIDS or even to so much as a head cold. I am one of the longest of the long-term survivors. I am extraordinarily lucky.
We’re lucky to have the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Without it, thousands of others less fortunate than me would be lacking adequate care, and possibly any care at all. But with ARCW, many thousands are thriving.
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