Don Boniface (left) and Ted Kuhar (right) talk about how their relationship evolved over time. When they first met Don was living with AIDS and Ted had only recently told family and friends he was gay. Don remembers that at one point Ted looked him in the eyes and said, “you know, I won’t hang around for you if you get sick,” but that turned out not to be at all true.

Originally aired May 4, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.