Alison Gertz

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Birthday
27, 1966
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 8, 1992 (26)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
27, 1966
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Aug 8, 1992 (26)

About

Remembered for her HIV and AIDS activism, this New York woman tragically died of the disease when she was only twenty six years old. In the years leading up to her death, she appeared on television multiple times and was featured in The New York Times.

Before Fame

She was diagnosed with AIDS at the age of twenty one. She later discovered that she had contracted the disease six years earlier during a one-time encounter with a much-older, bisexual man named Cort Brown. She studied at New York's famous Parsons The New School for Design.

Trivia

She encouraged the general public to practice safe sex and to realize that AIDS can happen to anyone.

Family Life

The daughter and only child of business executives Jerrold and Carol Gertz, she grew up in Manhattan, New York.

Associated With

She was portrayed by Molly Ringwald in a 1992 made-for-TV movie.