POSITIVE LIVES | ANDREW

AndrewKnox was a 28-year-old heterosexual hemophiliac in Sydney Australia who was diagnosed with HIV at the age of 14 as a result of a blood transfusion. Subsequently he was found to be suffering from ADC–AIDS Dementia Complex, one of the most feared and least understood manifestations of AIDS. Sweet natured and fun during his lucid times, Andrew's dementia eventually made it impossible for him to live at home. He began to suffer memory loss, seizures and violent mood swings, as well as physical illness. He was hospitalized frequently with pneumonia. Andrew died on 16th January 1999.