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In a Changing Era, a Reminder of AIDS
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In a Changing Era, a Reminder of AIDS

By MICHAEL WINERIP Published: October 8, 2009

BY the fall of 1995, Sean Strub was near death from AIDS.

He'd already lived longer than he was supposed to. He was sure he'd experienced the first symptoms while a student at Columbia in 1979, though by the time he was tested and his disease formally diagnosed it was 1985. The doctor held my hand, looked into my eyes and said, 'Sean, these days you can have a good two years.' He was trying to cheer me up. That doctor, Nathaniel Pier, died of AIDS, as did another who treated Mr. Strub, Dr. James Nall.

Five of the six men he had roomed with in New York City during the 1980s, including Andre Ledoux, Michael Misove, Bob Barrios and Paul Friedman, died of AIDS.

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