The Bath, 1989
In the mid 1980's infants were being born with medically acquired HIV/AIDS through their HIV positive mothers. Many infants were abandoned or orphaned. Nicky barely survived six months. According to the World Health Organization over 400 babies are born each day with HIV. Ten years ago there over 1,200 infants born each day with HIV. It is hoped that there will be an AIDS free generation by the year 2020.
Glenn was a personal friend and represented the first wave of
the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States among gay men. According to the CDC there have been approximately 658,507 deaths attributed to AIDS diagnosed cases.
As of June 2016 the CDC states:
More than 1.2 million people in the US are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 of them don’t know it.
Over the last decade, the annual number of new HIV diagnoses declined 19%.
Gay and bisexual men, particularly young African American gay and bisexual men, are most affected.