Two friends and survivors recount their experiences from the 80s to today. 

AMP Stories

An AMP Interview Stories, Historic, Contemporary, Living with HIV, Men, Black / African American
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Robert and James: Longtime friends, Long-term survivors

For these two friends living with HIV in Seattle, the 1980s and 1990s were years marked by loss and uncertainty. James Martin Tolliver, lost four friends to AIDS over one week. “I never thought I would endure so much pain,” he says. Tolliver’s friend, Robert Earl White remembers another friend who died of AIDS, but the condition had been kept secret up until his death. The strength of their social networks helped James and Robert manage their conditions and the grief of losing friends.

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