Anushka Asthana talks to Leigh Chislett, a nurse who worked at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington, London, on the HIV ward during the 1980s. He tells Anushka about living in London as a young gay man and the horrific impact Aids had on the gay community. But he says it also galvanised them to fight for greater rights.
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