WeHo Council Members John Duran, John D’Amico Discuss Their HIV Status
John D’Amico, left, and John Duran
In recognition of World AIDS Day, West Hollywood city council members John Duran and John D’Amico engaged in a very personal discussion about their own experience with HIV in a video posted
on Huffington Post. D’Amico and Duran are two of only three elected officials in the United States who are open about being HIV positive. Tom Duane, who recently announced his retirement as a state senator in New York, revealed his HIV positive status in 1991. Duran and D’Amico discuss their ideal of making West Hollywood, 40 percent of whose residents are reportedly gay men, virus free and making the city a refuge from the stigma associated with HIV.
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