Story By Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald Commentary Photos by Frank J. Methe, Clarion Herald It was 1985, and the HIV-AIDS tsunami was crashing
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, May 2, noon-1 p.m., non-denominational “Love One Another” prayer event, under a tent in front of Gretna City Hall on
Fourteen months ago, Tasha Duplantis arrived at Project Lazarus with a garbage bag filled with three changes of clothes. HIV-positive since 1996 and fresh from 28 days of rehab for an addiction to cocaine, she was finally drug-free but felt worthless.
Kim Moss, the new executive director of Project Lazarus, knows the discrimination associated with being diagnosed with the AIDS virus HIV-positive. In 1987 as