Richmond, Northern Cape
Michael: With the love of my life, Fronsie. As a 22-year long-term survivor, I have no partner. In the early days of AIDS, we were told that dogs were deadly for us and to get rid of them. Fronsie, my "pitbull x bull-terrier," is my angel who lives every minute of every day with me. She is my saviour—without her unquestioning love and devotion I would not survive. I'm one of the 5% of people who suffer very badly from ART, but she doesn't mind the terrible side effects that I have to live with.