You were very fortunate to have support from your friends. When he died I was all alone, my parents were retired and living in FL, friends moved to other states. The only people left that I knew were his side of the family and they were just not nice people who made sure that I gave them everything that we owned together. In the end, they made my life so miserable that I had to leave the state just to get away from them as far as possible.
WOW, that touched me. My late partner lost his previous partner to AIDS, as I knew. And left him poz, due to his partner's cheating.
My future partner bankrupted himself paying for the medical bills, that the family refused to cover. His partner's mother wanted nothing to do with her AIDS son.
And then his partner died. Suddenly the mother appeared, and took control of the remains, and the funeral arrangements. She had done nothing during the illness, contributed nothing, but now she was exerting her legal rights in Texas.
She excluded his partner (later mine) from the funeral, gave no acknowledgment to him at the services, though they'd lived together for 12 years. And he had covered all the uninsured medical expenses, not the family, who gave not a penny.
Then a few weeks later he came home from work, and found a moving truck outside their home. All the contents were being removed. The mother was there, and had a Texas court order.
She stripped the house, taking everything, even personal possessions they jointly owned, and clothing that belonged to my future partner. It was all legal in Texas.
When I met him he was barely getting by, in a small rental place. I wanted to live with him in Texas, but he said he'd had enough of Houston (not surprisingly). I moved us to another State. And then 2 years later he died of AIDS himself, that his late cheating partner had given him.
I've been through a lot of crap, in not too many years. More than I hope you here will ever have to face. But I assume it comes with the territory, and I never complain. I remain happier gay than I ever was when I thought I was straight.