Today was a day I don't think I'll forget. My friend send me a message telling he's hiv positive and has 2nd phase gonorrhea and syphillis. his HIV is recent and so he doesn't have to worry about taking medication for now-he has to get tested every 6 months. I read the message on my cell phone at work and found myself in tears in the hallway away from my desk. I was upset and sad for him and I replied giving him all the love and support that a friend can give without judging him. I know he isn't a saint when it comes to sex and god knows i ain't one either at times. But I don't think being hiv positive should be what some would say "the punishment" he or anyone in his position deserves. I really hope one day we'll find a cure for all our sakes. I gave him a big strong hug.