I would not have been able to write Aging with HIV: A Gay Man’s Guide without the support of so many people, particularly the men who let me into their lives and shared their experiences with me. They are the reason why this book exists. There’s Tim (all names have been changed) who gives tribute to the friends he lost when he does activism in the community. Arthur who is grateful to his parents for giving him support and self-esteem when many of his friends were rejected by their families for being gay. Joe who never thought he would live to see middle age and now practices gratitude toward his body every day he wakes up. These men have experienced so many losses and, yet, they are thankful. I am grateful to them, because the experience of getting to know them has changed me, and taught me to appreciate the opportunities that I have been given.