As I write this, it is 11 months since my diagnosis. I am more healthy and happy, and I am on a spiritual path of compassion, gratefulness, and love. I have never and will never take drugs for AIDS. I am happy to contribute my story, albeit, short.
I have never had symptoms of any kind. The man I was dating when I was diagnosed, who is still a friend, has tested five times sine January 2018 and has never tested positive. We had unprotected oral and vaginal sex several times before we both went to get tested. I have been living in Mexico for the past 8 years. I am single, educated with a Masters degree in marine biology, and heterosexual. I have been celibate at times and also promiscuous at other times. I run 5K races, do yoga daily, learned to meditate because of my diagnosis, and am now addicted to a self-study neuroscience program. I watch lots of TED talks and my favorite book is Mind over Medicine.
Since my diagnosis and new knowledge about Big Pharma and the internal power of self-healing, I have successfully stopped taking allergy and asthma drugs that I had been taking since I was 2 years old. I have learned to use essential oils and breathing techniques, Qi Gong, and Reiki to heal myself of pain and illness, although, since January, I have not felt sick very often. I realized I was a little dehydrated (I live in the desert, so it is easy to get dehydrated), and needed some sleep, water, and vitamins. Then I felt better.
I do not even take pills for migraines now. It is not easy, being 42 years old and having taken medications for everything all my previous life, so I am very grateful for my false positive test. I am healthier, happier, and more spiritual than ever before. I also have a wonderful partner who tried to understand and loves me and supports my decision. One day, maybe he will believe enough to leave the condoms in the store.