Day 29 – Four weeks on


It is now four weeks since I was diagnosed HIV+, and somehow, I cannot quite believe that it is that long. It seems now to be something which I have always had. I am not saying that I am totally sorted in my head with this, nor that it doesn’t creep into my consciousness nearly every hour… 

However, it is something that I am aware of. It has affected how my life is lived. There have been incidents where I have had to think about things in a different way. Take the many opportunities that are there as a gay man to have sex. Now, I have to think about this much more seriously. Do I really want to have sex with this person? Should I tell him about my status? 

Mostly, though, my life is much more positive (excuse the pun) than it was four weeks ago. I am learning to cook for myself – though have not got much beyond pasta and sauce of some kind or another, and I am learning to have a positive mental outlook. (Positive once more!).

We’ll see what the next month brings.

Published by Michæl McFarland Campbell

Irish, living in Co. Laois with his husband Andrew and their three cats. Also interested in first aid, heraldry, Scouting, and occasionally to be found at the organ or in a bell tower.

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