Recently my husband had an anniversary. He passed his 21st year of living with HIV/AIDS so I thought I would take that opportunity to write a couple of articles about HIV. I always say that he is living with the disease instead of what people used to say, that people with HIV are terminally ill. Thanks to the medications people with HIV can lead long, healthy lives for 20, 30 and even more than 40 years. No longer do we fear that our loved ones who have the disease are going to get sick and die right away because the medications that are available are really good at suppressing the virus in the body.