Yesterday, a friend of mine died.
He was funny and talented and sang with a voice that made rooms full of people stop and listen and fall in love with the sound.
The last few years were rough for him. Contrary to what some people might say, living with HIV and taking the cocktail is not a cakewalk. The AIDS virus was at war inside of my friend. Kaposi's sarcoma rampaged his body, leaving his face completely unrecognizable to those who hadn't seen him in awhile. That included me.
But he was on the upswing and was joking and laughing the last time I saw him. About a month ago.
So guys, AIDS is not over. It's not yesterday's news. It's still important. It still kills.
Protect yourself. And remember to spend time with those that you love. And tell them that you love them. Hug them. Kiss them. None of us are promised tomorrow.