Published in AIDS Weekly, September 8th, 1997
No one is mourning the loss of the hospice, though, because the closure is a sign of a turning point in the AIDS struggle. Death rates have plunged so dramatically over the past year that the nonprofit organization HIV Alliance could no longer justify running a dedicated AIDS hospice.
By October 1997, Acorn House will be reborn as a place to prepare for living, not dying. HIV Alliance is converting the hospice into a transitional home to help people with AIDS stabilize their health and their lives.
Since 1992, Acorn...
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