Jun 09, 2011 5:57 AM GMT
ill always remember. Wed June 8, 2011...Tonight just now i just came in from taking a 3 hour walk with my best friend of 5 years. Today he was diagnosed with hiv. He told me via text as he was soo afraid. I immediately rush out just to be by his side. i was really hoping that somehow he wouldn't become infected. You see he was dating someone he knew really well and i was happy for him that he found someone so caring. However, there was an accident. (leave it like that) I remember getting the phone call that day last month..he was crying, he was scared and i immediately sought to console him. For the rest of the weeks leading up to his hiv test..we hung out everyday because he is my only true friend in this big city and truth be told..we are like brothers. Now im crying because he is now facing this reality,,uncertain about his own future. During our walk,,i was at a lost for words..because here i am trying to console the person who means the most to me and all i could do was just hold his hand and hug him when he would start crying...i am wondering how do i make him feel better..like thats the ultimate question i keep asking myself and the sad part is..deep down inside i wont be able to.His birthday is on Friday. During our walk he kept saying his life was over and ..whats the point of him going to school, continuing his education. He also told me that hes very much afraid that this news will alter his personality. I told him as long as im alive..he wont be alone and i will always be there just like all those times in the past.I want to know how do i help him adjust to this, We have been close buds for years..know everything about each other. How do i help him adjust to this news and make him at ease with living with HIV.