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Alive, Community, and Crazy: Michael Kerr 3 hrs My doctor Jerry Rabinowitz was among those killed in the Pittsburgh Svnagoque shooting. He took care of me up until I left Pittsburgh for NYC in 2004 In the old days for HIV patients in Pittsburgh he was to one to go to Basically before there was effective treatment for fighting HIV itself, he was known in the community for keeping us alive the longest. He often held our hands (without rubber gloves) and always always hugged us as we left his office We made a deal about my T cells in that I didn't want to know the numbers visit to visit because I knew I would fret with every little fluctuation and I also knew that AZT was not working for my friends. The deal was that he would just let me know at some point when the T cell numbers meant I needed to start on medications. The numbers were his job and my job was to finish my masters thesis and get a job with insurance and try to not go crazy. got lucky beyond words - because When he gently told me around November 1995 that it was time to begin taking medications - there was an ACTG trial for two HIV medications that saved my life. One of which l still take today Thank you ACT UP for getting these drugs into a safe but effect expedited research protocol. You saved my life And thank you Dr. Rabinowitiz for having always been there during the most terrifying and frightening time of my life. You will be remembered by me always. You are one of my heroes just like the early ACT UP warriors some of which I now call friend enoughtohold: a friend of mine posted this. today is too much.
Alive, Community, and Crazy: Michael Kerr
 3 hrs
 My doctor Jerry Rabinowitz was among those killed in the Pittsburgh
 Svnagoque shooting. He took care of me up until I left Pittsburgh for NYC
 in 2004
 In the old days for HIV patients in Pittsburgh he was to one to go to
 Basically before there was effective treatment for fighting HIV itself, he
 was known in the community for keeping us alive the longest. He often
 held our hands (without rubber gloves) and always always hugged us as
 we left his office
 We made a deal about my T cells in that I didn't want to know the
 numbers visit to visit because I knew I would fret with every little
 fluctuation and I also knew that AZT was not working for my friends. The
 deal was that he would just let me know at some point when the T cell
 numbers meant I needed to start on medications. The numbers were his
 job and my job was to finish my masters thesis and get a job with
 insurance and try to not go crazy.
 got lucky beyond words - because When he gently told me around
 November 1995 that it was time to begin taking medications - there was
 an ACTG trial for two HIV medications that saved my life. One of which l
 still take today
 Thank you ACT UP for getting these drugs into a safe but effect
 expedited research protocol. You saved my life
 And thank you Dr. Rabinowitiz for having always been there during the
 most terrifying and frightening time of my life. You will be remembered by
 me always. You are one of my heroes just like the early ACT UP warriors
 some of which I now call friend
enoughtohold:
a friend of mine posted this. today is too much.

enoughtohold: a friend of mine posted this. today is too much.