One of the things I noticed when my best friend came down with AIDS was the advent of what I came to cal "AIDS Vultures" people he didn;t previously know that well, who suddenly had all sorts of ideas and theories he should try, "IF HE WANTED TO LIVE"
After a time he reailzed they weren't trying to save his life, rather, they was trying to push their own agenda.
As Robert Mapplethorpe said (and I paraphrase)
"I am glad I am rich enough to afford the drugs, everyone who was poor that I fucked died, only the rich can afford to live as long as I have"
He died of course, but my best mate, hasn't.