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Being HIV Positive And Dying From AIDS

The inspiration behind Thirteen Years, a friend’s story

The photo that changed the face of AIDS — this haunting image of David Kirby’s death, taken by journalism student Therese Frare in 1990, became an iconic image of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. When she took this image during his last moments, she knew something incredible had unfolded in that room. Read more here and here.

In the early eighties, the world learned of a mysterious disease killing gay men. I took note, but being a young single mom, I had other things demanding my attention and only occasionally paid some attention to the news about AIDS.

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Marie A. Rebelle

Marie A. Rebelle

Top writer | ZA born | NL rooted | Writes erotic, transgressive, and real-life stories | Mental health | Creative soul | Respect | Reciprocate all comments