Beyond the Blue

Published 25, Jul, 2010

In every open blue sky, there’s a focal point to be found. Whether a bird or plane moves through the expanse or a drifting cloud catches your eye, you will look for something to observe...

In every open blue sky, there’s a focal point to be found. Whether a bird or plane moves through the expanse or a drifting cloud catches your eye, you will look for something to observe and make a mental note of its movement and impact.

Options now are broader for HIV Positive people …more treatment combinations, more, programs, services and resources to avail of, and longer life spans which have opened up the possibility of returning to work, starting new relationships (sero-cordant or sero-discordant) and creating personal goals. So we no longer have to feel limited by the virus as we put together the pieces of our lives, amidst bouts of fatigue, episodic illness or personal retreat.

I have looked at the open sky above me and after 5 years HIV Positive, realize I need a focal point…something that will carry me away to a different place, somewhere new, somewhere that stimulates my thinking and gets me motivated to think above and beyond my limited view. What I know about HIV and AIDS is not enough. I do know stuff and I’m grateful…but I don’t know it all. And that’s okay. Seems the AIDS movement is trying to churn out knowledge experts to the point where everyone may become more guarded to be real about any personal struggle living with HIV/AIDS. The correct vernacular, the correct framework, the correct issues, the correct dialogue, the correct demographics…it’s a bit restrictive, static and stale. I think the clouds should part and let new horizons carry us away.

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