Cape Town, Western Cape
Cindy Pivacic: Checking out the penguins at Boulders Beach, South Africa. HIV-positive going on 14 years; diagnosed November 2004, now 60 years old. I was diagnosed with AIDS in 2008, having acquired TB, meningitis, shingles, and pneumonia; I survived two strokes and cancer between 2004–2008. More recently, unrelated to HIV, I had a massive heart attack in March 2018, and a double bypass to go with it, and I am still here. Nothing should be allowed to impede your life, no matter what.