AIDS Crisis

AIDS Crisis

A gay man unflinchingly attends to his lover having seizures even though he knows that his own developing symptoms of AIDS may hold the same agony for him. A priest visits a homebound man with AIDS-related dementia who, convinced there is a disembodied spirit inhabiting his house, leads the father to every room, to bless them. A playwright details with excruciating immediacy how a man with AIDS becomes profoundly isolated though he is not left to die alone, reminding us that so many others surely are. And a member of the People With AIDS Coalition—somehow apologetic—puts off an interview yet again because he is feeling too weak. These are the sad and heroic stories of our city now. And every week, up to 100 of them come to a close.

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Lima