In 1985, Roberts tested positive for HIV. However, the couple has made the decision to not use protection in their sex life. ÒWe are all going to die anyways,Ó Owen said. ÒThis way I will be with my husband.Ó The couple hope to show others in the community that an HIV positive person and an HIV negative person can be together. Despite 15 years of having unprotected sex with Roberts, Owen has yet to test positive.