An Unconventional View by Linsey Savage (Books) (Paperback - November 2003) Linsey Savage contracted AIDS in 1995, finding out by being admitted to the hospital with Pneumocystis Carinii. He has survived a plethora of health and life struggles since that time, including, Candidiasis, insulin-dependent Diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, total hip replacement, life-threatening rashes, intestinal infections, and financial crises. We know that AIDS is the number one killer of African American people between the ages of 25 and 44 and that number is on the rise at an alarming rate. Although African American, Savage has a message for peoples of all races. AIDS does not discriminate and contrary to popular belief, it is not a gay man's disease, any more than cancer, heart disease, or the common cold.