Unfortunately, it was a picture and a situation that would play out over and over for the next decade. What you see on that screen is true and very painful to watch, but it’s also important to remember all the beautiful people that were taken from us in such a horrible — and I was 22 and had just broken up with my boyfriend, John Bernd, with whom I had done a bunch of performances in the East Village.
By the end of the summer, he and the other two black guys in the building were dead.I’m always expecting to hear something bad and that my time isup. It had been his love that had encouraged me to test. The Annual Surveillance Statistics tables provide annual data on new diagnoses of HIV (non-AIDS), concurrent HIV/AIDS and AIDS, as well as the number of persons living with HIV and AIDS and the number of deaths among persons with HIV and AIDS.I placed the bag though a metal collection chute and waited two weeks for theresults.I was at work when the doctor called to tell me, over the phone, that I’d tested positive. I felt myself outside my body, and yet the world was spinning.