‘Gay men were dying of Aids at a terrifying rate’: visiting my friend on the HIV ward

By Hannah Booth

Chris Mazeika sits with Steven David in Middlesex hospital, London, March 1993

Steven and I were neighbours in Deptford, south London; although he was never my partner, he was, in a way, the love of my life. Every time I got home and switched on the lights, my landline would ring: “Why am I being neglected?” he would say, in his strong Belfast accent.

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