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Man surviving AIDS after 28 years

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KENNEWICK, Wash.— KNDU is remembering those who are living with HIV AIDS and those who have died from the disease for World AIDS Day.  One Man, who met with KNDU, has lived with AIDS for 28 years, and has dedicated his live to fighting his greatest battle.

At 15-years-old Randy Wolf was diagnosed with HIV.  He now lives with full-blown AIDS.

"There was a lot of fear when you got diagnosed back then, because the longest time that they gave you was eight to nine weeks," says Randy Wolf, AIDS survivor.

At 43-years-old Randy is determined to educate the community, help those also suffering, and continue living his life.  However, he says he knows one day the disease will most likely take his life.  As a result, he is creating a memory quilt.  The quilt has pictures of friends, family, things he has done.  It will be held in remembrance for when he is gone. 

Until then, Randy says he will continue to beat the odds.

"When we lose a loved one most of us ask the living, that live on beyond us, ask us to continue the fight.  I'm a very strong believer in picking up the sword and continuing the fight," says Wolf.