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Early AIDS patient blazed trail

November 30th, 2013 2:09 pm by Jennifer Sprouse, NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY -- Ron Lawson wasn’t at all the stereotypical person battling HIV/AIDS in the early 1990s. At the time, many people believed only gay men and hardcore drug users could contract the disease.

Lawson, who suffered from hemophilia, found out he had HIV in 1991.

Disproving the stereotype, Lawson contracted the disease through a tragic pharmaceutical error in which tainted products were distributed to thousands of people.

 See more at the Johnson City Press.

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