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EXTRACT | 'Living and loving in the age of AIDS' by Derek Frost

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Cover of 'Living and loving in the age of AIDS' (Supplied)
Cover of 'Living and loving in the age of AIDS' (Supplied)

Derek Frost, a distinguished designer, and J, a pioneering entrepreneur and creator of Heaven, the iconic gay dance club, met and fell in love more than 40 years ago. In the early 1980s it was discovered that J was HIV postive. In his book 'Living and loving in the age of AIDS', Derek Frost Derek describes a transformation of the spirit, how compassion and empathy rose phoenix-like from the flames of sickness and death, and how he and J founded the charity AIDS Ark, which helped to save more than 1 000 lives. 

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