But behind these words lies a grief-stricken history of loss and suffering. To understand the power of the four words, we have to understand our history.
Then we can understand why, as we go into World AIDs day 2016, we have so much to rejoice about.
I was still mid the descending voiced sigh that usually ends a long spell of laughter when he said: "I need to tell you something."The news left me completely stunned with absolutely no idea what to say.
This is a guy that I could usually tell anything to, a person that shared my un-PC sense of humour and also loved to play in the realms of the inappropriate.
Feeling lonely is very common, and almost everyone will experience it from time to time.