On my own LIVING WITH AIDS

October 05, 1994|By H. B. Johnson Jr.

THE FIRST time I struck out on my own I was frightened. I was 16 and strong as an ox. In perfect health. But I only had an eighth-grade education and certainly knew nothing about the real world . . . its callousness, its indifference. I thought everyone would be caring and kind. I didn't make it.

H. B. Johnson Jr. occasionally writes on living with AIDS.

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