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Louie Nassaney; Spokesman for AIDS Patients

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Louie Nassaney, 36, an early AIDS sufferer whose plight was dramatized in a 1985 cover story in People magazine and who later became a national spokesman for AIDS survivors. Nassaney told People of the anguish involved in telling his parents not only of his homosexuality but of his disease, first diagnosed in May, 1983. He was told then that he had only two years to live but determined instead that he would beat those odds by exercise, diet, vitamin therapy and positive thinking. He frequently appeared on television to encourage other AIDS victims to emulate his efforts. In Sherman Oaks on Wednesday.

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