Living With HIV When You Expected to Die

Diagnosed at the peak of the AIDS epidemic, many long-term survivors are faced with a heavy psychological and financial burden today

Visitors embrace at a display of the AIDS memorial quilt on the National Mall on May 10, 1992. Photo: Jeffrey Markowitz/Sygma/Getty Images

Sean McKenna opened his eyes and was surprised to find himself alive.

He reached out to touch the things around him, confirming their physical…