Christopher Cunningham. Photos: Myles Loftin

How It Feels to Live With AIDS for 30 Years

Three decades ago, Christopher Cunningham was diagnosed with AIDS—yet he’s still here to share his story

Aliya S. King
Published in
13 min readFeb 7, 2020

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The first time I met Chris, he told me he had AIDS. And I laughed out loud.

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Aliya S. King
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Aliya S. King is an author, freelance writer and editor.