I had 2 friends die of AIDS. It is not a pretty site. But when is dieing ever a pretty site.
Oh, I am straight. But they were friends anyway.”
You might be wise to better pick your friends. I knew two queers that died of AIDS and one was also a known pederast—this obsession with young boys is a part of the lifestyle. Beware of sleeping next to a dog with fleas for you are likely to come away with the same ectoparasite.