Photographers who cover the news are used to doing difficult stories filled with life-and-death struggles, pain and sorrow. But nothing has occurred in recent memory that has been as powerful and as heartbreaking to those reporting from its battlefield as the story of AIDS. No one who comes into contact with those who have this illness remains untouched-not only by the struggle of the sufferers and the wasteful devastation AIDS wreaks, but by the courage and spirit of those who are ill and of their friends and families, their care givers and advocates. People's lives are changed by their contact with those who have AIDS, not the least because they see that people with AIDS are no different from anyone else.
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