I wasn't sure what I could say in response to your first post that would make my point effectively, but then later I saw that a guy 40 years younger than me had already said it:

Originally Posted By: DeafDavid
I just wanted to share that in my experience, if I had stayed away from this man because of his HIV status, I would never have had the best friend I ever had.

This is the kind of friend I hope you find more of in your life. \:\)

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)