I know three people. One of my uncles was gay and contracted HIV back in the early 80's from his boyfriend. He died when I was about 13 or 14. Another one of my uncles died a couple years ago. He was just sex-crazed and used to travel out of the country for work and would pick up HIV+ whores in Guatemala, Mexico and El Salvador. From what I hear, they were $5 - 10 compared to the non-HIV prostitutes for $45 - 100. My boyfriend's half-brother also recently told the family that he has AIDS and is slowly deterioratng. I was just wondering how many people had someone close to them suffering with AIDS? I was not particularly close to any of the people mentioned, but I bring up the question because many of my family members think that I will end up with it because I am gay.