'Last Men Standing' Documents the Dark Side of Surviving AIDS

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 (Russell Yip/San Francisco Chronicle)

More than half of those living with HIV or AIDS in San Francisco are 50 years or older. Many never expected to live and have watched helplessly as the friends and community they loved disappeared. Peter Greene, who recently died after living with AIDS for more than thirty years, once said, "I'm the luckiest unlucky person in the world. No one wants to be the last man standing." Forum talks with long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS featured in the San Francisco Chronicle's multiplatform reporting project "Last Men Standing."

Surrounded by the ghosts of a generation lost to the AIDS epidemic, eight gay men search for meaning in a life they never expected to have.
Written, Produced and Directed by Erin Brethauer and Tim Hussin
Producers: Judy Walgren and Kristen Go
A San Francisco Chronicle Production


Erin Allday, health reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Harry Breaux, has been living with HIV since 1980; featured in the San Francisco Chronicle's film "Last Man Standing"

Vince Crisostomo, Program Manager for the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus network; has lived with HIV since 1987

Jesus Guillen, has lived with HIV for 30 years; featured in the San Francisco Chronicle's film "Last Man Standing"