Gus Cairns is 55 and has been living with HIV for half his life. He works for NAM's www.aidsmap.com where he is editor of their newsletter HIV Treatment Update and their Preventing HIV pages. He is also a qualified psychotherapist with a private practice. When doing neither of these things he likes visiting world cities and singing Bach and Poulenc in Diversity, a gay chamber choir.
I can't quite claim a full three decades with HIV. It was in 1984 that I turned up at a clinic with a crop of throat ulcers so impressive the doctor had a photo taken. In retrospect, they were my first HIV symptom. I tested positive a year later.