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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
New Life Torn Asunder by Drugs, AIDS, Murder
Douthat, Strat
March 6, 1995
Los Angeles Times (03/05/95) P. A3

Although Edna Diaz has lived in Connecticut for only 19 of her 35 years, she says it seems more like forever. Diaz spends much of her time thinking about the sunny days of her childhood in Puerto Rico, trying to forget the heartache of the past 10 months, in which one son died and another was charged with murder. She says she never would have imagined how terrible things would be, including the fact that the strong, vital man by her side would get AIDS from using intravenous drugs. Diaz also says that the gangs and drugs in Hartford create a terrible temptation for its youths and a constant heartache for their parents.

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