Annette Cordero, Latina, a close friend, HIV-positive, cultured.
Charise Oliver, Black, a woman in the support group; an AIDs survivor, angry, sassy, energetic, bright.
Jonathan Phillips, a doctor at St. Vincent’s Hospital, kind, quiet, thoughtful
Charles Tafoya, Latino, a close friend; HIV-positive, gay but not a screamer, extremely intuitive, cross-dresses and calls himself "Ivana Greencard".
Dash Bennett, a date; warm, outgoing, preppy, self-absorbed
Frank, a date; pleasant looking, talkative, an absolute boor
Peter, a date; pleasant looking, very nice, a divorcee, very well socialized and self-actualized