When diagnosed with HIV in 2012 I was unsure about my future as I was unaware of what my diagnosis entailed. In my head were images of death or loss from movies like And The Band Played On, Philadelphia, and RENT. I knew that everything was about to change and that there was nothing I could do to stop it. Now I am on a journey to change to the way people think about HIV by becoming a triathlon athlete. To become #TheHIVGuy who can get people to #RethinkHIV by exemplifying a possible life that people living with HIV can have when they retain proper HIV care.