When given the opportunity to address Mike, some residents of Williamson are openly hostile.

"Mike had a choice," one man says. "He shirked his responsibility as a man. And when he did that, he gave up his choice."

"We have children. We don't want them contracting AIDS. When he publicly went in a swimming pool knowing he had AIDS, why did he do it? My child was there; a lot of other children were there," one woman says. "The doctors can say you can't get it this way, but what if they come back someday and say, 'We were wrong?' I don't know if you can or you can't [get AIDS from a swimming pool]. I just don't think he should have endangered the lives of the people that were there."


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