But watching our videos, you’d hardly even know it. We just don’t let those conditions define us as people. Then again, dealing with all of those issues is fine when you’re with a person whom you genuinely care for.
Even if the both of us were completely healthy in a clinical sense, the two of us are riddled with character flaws that can make us hard to deal with at times. If you love the person, none of that other crap matters.
Other than that, though, a positive person has the capability to live a very normal, healthy, happy life, as do their partners and loved ones.
So a lot of the fears plaguing you might have to do with outdated images from the days when HIV was a much more urgent crisis.
It’s that kind of practical ignorance that makes some of those earlier images harder to put in perspective.