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On World AIDS Day, GENERAL HOSPITAL actress Kimberly McCullough spoke out about how honored she is to have played Robin over the years.
“In 1995, I had the privilege of playing out a storyline on GH revolving around a young man who died of AIDS,” she reminded fans on Twitter of Robin’s tragic romance with Stone.
Robin was infected with HIV and forced to watch as the man she loved slowly died of the illness before her eyes. However, the young woman survived and continues to thrive despite her diagnosis. “Today I am proud to still be playing a character who is living with HIV, has a healthy daughter and a career as a doctor,” McCullough proclaimed.
The actress remains proud of the quality of the storyline they told and the powerful effect it had on viewers. “The story of Robin and Stone enlightened and educated many through an emotional plotline,” McCullough mused. “Let’s not forget the love and acceptance those two characters showed us through how they loved each other.
“My heart goes out to anyone who has lost someone from this disease,” she concluded. “Love and progress always.”
For more information on World AIDS Day, please visit their website to learn more about the campaign.