Ed Team

There Are People On This Beach

Filed By Ed Team | June 06, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Fire Island, HIV/AIDS, Michael K. Lavers

"I was born in Aug. 1981, and that makes me a member of the so-called AIDS generation. I have never lived in an era without AIDS. I have never lost a partner, a relative or a parent to the virus. I have never had to attend the funerals of dozens (or more) friends and acquaintances who succumbed to AIDS. As I write this blog by the pool on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, however, there are people on this beach and elsewhere who continue to live with and battle the virus. There are people on this beach and elsewhere who continue to mourn those who are no longer with us. And more ominously, there are people on this beach and elsewhere who continue to act as though AIDS never happened."

-- Blogger Michael K. Lavers yesterday on the 30th anniversary of the Center for Disease report that detailed the first reported AIDS cases.


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