José, age 58 / Quito, Ecuador

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HIV has a– una connotación mala, negativa. Pero para mí, creo que HIV has given me everything. Everything. A new life. A change, a dramatically change in my life. In Spanish we say, I gave “un giro de 360 grados.” “A 360,” and my life now is very full, I feel very… full.

Once, my father told me that when you die, the most important thing is how many people go to your funeral, because this shows how much good you have been able to do. And I know my funeral will be very, very big.