Synopsis by Alice Day
In this program four people who are HIV-positive talk about the difficulties in coping with a disease that has no cure. The course of their lives changed drastically upon hearing the diagnosis, and they must come to grips with AIDS, and the debilitating array of symptoms that will eventually overcome their defenses. Two doctors, whose caseloads are filled with the names of AIDS patients, appear on Mending Hearts to discuss the daunting task for physicians and other medical personnel. Dr. Jim Braude and Dr. Richard Dubois express their frustration that these patients will not get better. Christopher Reeve is the narrator.