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Losing loved ones during two pandemics: AIDS and COVID-19

Vince Crisostomo snaps a selfie of he and his father, Francsico Crisostomo, a few years before Francisco died of COVID-19 alone in a hospital. (Vince Crisostomo)
Vince Crisostomo snaps a selfie of he and his father, Francsico Crisostomo, a few years before Francisco died of COVID-19 alone in a hospital. (Vince Crisostomo)

Vince Crisostomo lost his life partner to AIDS in 1991. Thirty years later, COVID-19 killed his father.

Crisostomo shares an intimate portrait of the final year of his father’s life and the pain of losing the two significant males to deadly viruses.

KQED’s Lesley McClurg reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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