Nov 30, 2016 8:29 PM GMT
In yesterday's interview on the Terri Gross program (he wrote a memoir), he said that he became symptomatic in 1992, but because his blood had been taken annually for some study, he found out later that his blood first had antibodies in 1978. About 10 years after Stonewall, that would have been at the height of the sexual revolution in San Francisco and NYC. The first cases of AIDS in the US were reported in 1981. So, when men began getting sick and dying, they probably would have been infected for years already - and in Jones' case, many years.