05 June 2010

Twenty-Nine Years

Twenty-nine years ago today the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were diagnosed.

Had the US Government acted, there might have only been a relatively few deaths. But, because the infection was only found among homosexuals, nothing was done.

I have buried many friends and acquaintances because of this disease. The first of my friends to die was David Ballinger. I still miss him and his wicked sense of humour.