She's HIV positive, and has been for the last fifteen years or so. Her brother tells me she's doing very well. She's a prominent figure in the AIDS awareness movement and travels the country giving lectures and promoting safe sex. There was an E! True Hollywood Story about her three or four months ago.
Incidentally the E! show includes several shots of Ridgecrest, CA, where she was born and grew up, and where I currently live. If you catch it, you can see first hand the bleak, desolate hell that is my home. [img]/ubb/wink.gif[/img]