Jesus and his mother

I first met Jesus back in 2004 for an HIV AIDS medication advertising campaign. Since then we have done a number of photo shoots together and have kept in touch through the years. He recently became very ill and was hospitalized for fourteen days. When he was discharged he contacted a number of people whom he wanted to spend some time with. I felt very honored to be on that list. I finally got to meet his mother who flew up from Mexico to be with her son during his time in the hospital. Jesus is one of the strongest and most resilient people I have ever met. He is a thirty plus year survivor with HIV and has learn to live life as it is a gift and should always be cherished.

 Jesus and his mom in his San Francisco apartment. 

Jesus and his mom in his San Francisco apartment.