Today is a quiet day of remembrance of friends, relatives and acquaintances who suffered terribly and died of a word that entered our vocabulary in 1984: Acute Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. I think of extraordinary people whom I had the privilege to know and work with during that time: Mathilde Krim, Elizabeth Taylor, Arthur Ashe, Kenneth Cole, Manuel Carballo, Jonathan Mann, Pier Mannucci, Miguel Tezanos Pinto, Charlie Carman, Jose Alonso Gomez and so many wonderful hemophilia patients whom I served. Recently I was interviewed about my work for the Litchfield County Times. I realize how much that period of time influenced my life. Here’s the article.