Larry Dearmon met Stephen Mills in 1992, around the height of the HIV and AIDS epidemic.
In a recent interview with StoryCorps, the married couple reflects on a loss that brought them together — the death of Larry's former partner, Michael Braig, of AIDS.
"When I first met him, I was in the Army, and oh, he was handsome. He was extremely intelligent, ambitious. He loved everybody," Larry says.
Stephen asks him to describe what happened when Michael was diagnosed with HIV, which later progressed to AIDS.