multimedia productions: the graying of AIDS: Louis, age 51, Fort Lauderdale

I wasn’t ready to face the death of the HIV.  The way they were dying, how they turned almost like skeletons. I wanted to make my own choice of how I wanted to go. I kinda destroyed my life with alcohol and drugs, because I felt: I might as well kill myself in my way. But I realized 5 years passed and I was still alive. It’s funny that it took the HIV to change my life to a positive.
Louis, age 51, Fort Lauderdale

I wasn’t ready to face the death of the HIV. The way they were dying, how they turned almost like skeletons. I wanted to make my own choice of how I wanted to go. I kinda destroyed my life with alcohol and drugs, because I felt: I might as well kill myself in my way. But I realized 5 years passed and I was still alive. It’s funny that it took the HIV to change my life to a positive.