When I came out I’ve been receiving phone calls from friends and the love and support I receive from them is overwhelming.
I was chatting with a friend from Dubai, who’ve heard the news from a common close friend. In our chat conversation, he said:
"Kilala kita, one destination lang sayo ang buhay na ito and there are so many things that you have to experience, I don't know if by choice or destiny. You're one weird and brave soul."
For some strange reason, I felt complimented. He's physically far yet I feel the nearness of his presence.
I have outed my self to my family, several close friends and workmates.I received "positive" responses, each is unique in its own way. Every response helped me become a better person and I know that I have the same effect to these people's lives, one way or another.
Like most people living with HIV, I too have lots of concerns about how people will accept me for having this situation. But I eventually realized that those fears are keeping me from being the person I want to be, from being productive, from living a good and healthy life… from being happy and continue spreading love. Hence I decided to kick them all off and liberating myself by admitting to my self and to the everyone that this is what I have right now.
To my family, to all my friends, to the people I hold dear in my heart and all those who's accepted me regardless of my situation… THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE LOVE AND SUPPORT.