"I don't know anyone with AIDS. I live in England and not many people have AIDS over here - not in the areas I live or work. I've not met anyone with AIDS unless you count D's brother in New York - that was back in the 80's, he had AIDS - that was before ZZT (I think that's what it's called) the drug people take when they are H.I.V. positive. He died not long after I met him - nice man - that was sad. And there was another woman I met, an English woman living in Zimbabwe, she was HIV positive. She lived in an old bungalow - I went to visit her one day and she took me to the end of her garden to look at a big rock covered with old paintings. I don't know what's happened to her. And now I think of it there is an old man - a friend of some friends of mine, who live up the road, he has AIDS, but otherwise I don't know anyone in London with AIDS. But I have to admit, a few years ago when I met this man - very attractive - one thing led to another - and I thought afterwards I'd better get tested for H.I.V. - I was lucky - you can't see it, that's the thing, that's why I got tested - I thought, anyone might be HIV positive.
More than 25 million people have died of AIDS since 1981