Celebrities speak out on AIDS vaccine

“By all rights, I shouldn’t be here today,” he told delegates attending the Washington conference this week.

But people, including strangers, showed him compassion as he battled drug addiction and came to terms with his sexuality, he said.

He’s now been sober for 22 years and has a loving partner and son.

He said people with AIDS deserve the same compassion and dignity he received when he “hit rock bottom”.

John, who set up a foundation to fight the disease, said prevention, treatment, research