• August 5, 2021

A good neighbor is getting a new drug for her son who died of AIDS

A good friend of the woman who died from AIDS died on Thursday after the FDA approved a new HIV treatment for her, the Associated Press reported.

Lorraine Toussaint, 75, of Washington, D.C., died after contracting the HIV-1 virus at a Good Neighbor pharmacy in Virginia.

Toussaints son, John, was diagnosed with HIV on Dec. 31, but he survived.

He died on Monday.

According to the AP, Tousstans friend, Jennifer L. Gage, had not received the drug but Toussetts husband told the newspaper that the couple had been discussing it in the days leading up to her death.

Gage was diagnosed at the end of April, and Toussets son told the Associated Post she did not expect her son to die, but she was concerned.

She told the AP that she had gone into a panic because she did want to know what the drug was.

Gages husband said he hoped her death would not discourage other family members from seeking out the drug.