What can I say, what blog, web-site or previous post of my own, can I highlight to convince young gay men to stem what I am certain is not just a New York City problem?
H.I.V. Rises Among Young Gay Men
The New York Times editorial headline is stark. It reminds me that the NYT was among the first to report, on what was then this very mysterious illness, way back in the early 1980s. Rent or buy Longtime Companion, even with its faults, to remind yourself of recent history in North America! Or, better yet, read Randy Shilts’ And The Band Played On (which was also made into a film).
This week’s editorial just so happened to be posted on January 14, a date whch I do not forget.
Oh, if only I could convince young, sexually-active gay men to wake up and care for themselves! But what does this 48-year old, living with AIDS for almost 19 years and old enough, hypothetically, to be the father of kids just now coming out, have to say that won’t be dismissed as just an old fart’s ‘what-does-he-know’ warnings?
Hat-tip to Amy in Africa for her reminder.