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Last Photographs Of People Who Lost Battle Against AIDS

This is heartbreaking!

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T he world will come unitedly on December 1, to note "World AIDS Day" under the theme, "Hands up for the HIV #prevention." The day will toil as a platform to commemorate, millions of lives which were lost due to the pandemic, and to assess the current status and the way forth in stopping the killer disease. As everyone is trying to memorialise the lives of lost people, in many different ways. Here, I have accommodated few pictures from the global pandemic, which will leave you speechless.Check it out here!

The love, care and grief in a single picture.

The love, care and grief in a single picture.

Robert Sappenfield's parents had come up from New Orleans to see him. Back then, Aids was like the plague, if you got it, you died.  

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The most harrowing moment!

The most harrowing moment!
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AIDS wasted David Kirby's body, his gaze locked on something beyond this world. In the picture, David surrounded by tormented family members, as he took his last breaths.

"I'm scared, I can't believe this is happening."

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Boxer Roberto Duran hugs former boxing champ Esteban De Jesus, dying of AIDS. 

The last caress

The last caress
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Dick Hanson and his partner, Bert Henningson, share a kiss in Hanson's hospital room, a few days before his death.

Covering the pain

Covering the pain
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Joe is stricken with grief when visiting the author, Bill Hayes. He cries into the bedsheet to keep Bill from seeing him. 

In final throes of battle with AIDS

In final throes of battle with AIDS
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The portrait captured the moment when his partner Jim Schmidt is holding Bill Blackmar. On Bill's lap is one from his 12 teddy bears, he called them "crucial bears".

Care that speaks more than anything

Care that speaks more than anything
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Randy Maudsley recalls memory with his brother-in-law, Michael Mauch, 37, a former insurance agent.

"Sometimes the best medicine is the touch of a friend's hand."

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George Hill with his partner Adrian Kolb.

The moment that stays with you forever.

The moment that stays with you forever.
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For John, with his partner, parents, and friends around, the infirmary became almost the home.

"It's a nightmare of every mother for her son to die before her."

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Ida Rose, Joel's 82-year-old mother, cries out while saying, "I just want to go before him, is there anything wrong with that? Is there anything wrong with that?"

Watch the video below!

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Did these photos touch your heart?