Hi Guys,

I know it’s clichéd, but today’s post is about Valentines Day, and the feeling of hope it has given me. So bear with me.

In the last year or so I’ve managed to lose my job, break up with a long term boyfriend, lose my home and become HIV positive – which, as you can imagine left me in somewhat of a mess, both emotionally and practically. Even before my HIV diagnosis I didn’t think my love life had much hope, then once I was diagnosed I resigned myself to being single forever – being unemployed and living back with your family in your twenties isn’t terrible aluring either.

In late November I met someone rather special, someone who makes me feel like I’m worth bothering with, someone who, even though they’re HIV negative, doesn’t seem my HIV status as a barrier to us being together and someone I care for a great deal.

It gives me hope, not just for me, but for everyone else out there, that if this mess of a person can find love again, then so can anyone. So if you’re sat reading this, feeling sorry for yourself today, STOP. There’s always hope. You never know what’s just around the corner. You might just surprise yourself.

Love to all of you,



  1. I’m really glad you’ve found what you were looking for. Everybody, no matter who they are or what they’ve done in the past; Deserves to have somebody who makes them feel special and hopefully, if they’re the right person for you, then somebody you can treat just as specially in return. Happy Valentines day, I hope things keep getting better for you.

  2. Hey There Ukpositivelad,
    This question may be a little off-topic, Happy valentine!!hope you all live in love & for love!!hope all the missunderstandings here be solved before that day!!all my love & wishes for the best valentine ever!!
    All the Best

  3. Sam, I’ve been reading your posts since about Christmas. I was diagnosed whilst abroad and have just returned to the UK and have my first appointment in a weeks time – feeling very mixed over it. But reading your blog is a HUGE help – so thank you and keep sharing that good vibe! Take care and hope things keep going in the right direction for you.


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