Scott, age 61 / New York, USA

Scott

Back in the ‘80s when I found out I was positive, I was just hoping to get to see my son graduate from high school. Never in my wildest dreams were grandchildren a part of the equation. So it’s a blessing.

My son was 19 when he had his first child, and I said, “You’re living with two people that are HIV-positive. Why are you out there having unprotected sex?” And he just said to me, “Dad – look at you. You’re not sick.” And that’s my biggest concern. The young people today feel that AIDS is no big deal because the people that have it look perfectly healthy, and they don’t understand what it’s like to have to take pills day after day after day.