Dennett, while the story is fiction and that conversation never took place, I based it on the service agency where I used to work. It might make you happy to know that “Craig,” who was exactly the dedicated social worker I describe, started the new combination therapy as soon as it became available. He recovered his health in a few short weeks, and went dancing and clubbing again. It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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