In the Mailbox
The (one time) leading AIDS medical practitioner, Dr. Ramon Gabriel Torres, was the subject of a New York Magazine profile several weeks ago. The report, Another AIDS Casualty -- a poignant account of Dr. Torres’ significant contributions in the fight against AIDS and his tragic fall -- can be found on the New York Magazine website.
Since publication, his representatives are happy to report his living situation has improved.
The representatives of Dr. Torres, are seeking letters of support. If you wish to submit such a letter, please do so as soon as possible. It should note:
1. How you know Dr. Ramon Gabriel Torres.
2. How long you have known him.
3. Your affiliations with him, then and now.
4. How he contributed to the field of HIV/AIDS treatment and care.
5. Other positive things you know about him.
Letters should be addressed, "To Whom it May Concern," and sent directly to Dr. Torres’ lawyer:
Darius Wadia, Esq.
233 Broadway, Suite 2208
New York , NY 10279
source: Mexicanos Unidos e-mail list
Editor's Note: This is a must read story on this fallen boricua doctor who at one time did so much good. I remember reading this article and feeling sad and angry. I'm glad his situation has improved. I believe someone like him still has a lot of good to give if he sets his mind to it and gets the help he needs. To read the article published last month in New York, visit