‘It seemed so far off.' After news of 2nd man cleared of HIV, Chicagoans who lived through AIDS crisis express mixed feelings

During the 1980s AIDS crisis, many Chicagoans’ lives were cruelly curtailed.

For those diagnosed, the options were limited for a disease that was considered a death sentence. Since 1981, 12,000 people in the city have died from HIV-related causes, according to the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. (Executive Director Victor Salvo is quoted)