This article by David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. originally appeared in TheBody.com here.
I recently passed a major milestone: a big, round-numbered birthday that, frankly, I never expected to reach. It was odd to arrive at this point in my life because, having lived with HIV for over thirty years, I had good reason to suspect that I would not celebrate this passage, or for that matter, birthdays that occurred decades earlier.
When I was infected in my twenties I imagined that the pulse of