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13 December 1st, 2016 On World AIDS Day, Kimberly McCullough Shares Heartfelt Message On The Powerful Story Of GH’s Robin & Stone

With the recent passing of soap opera scribe, Claire Labine, who created the love story of Robin and Stone on General Hospital back in 1995, this heartbreaking storyline was once again brought to the forefront of soap opera viewers minds.

But today on World Aids Day, December 1st, 2016, it was none other than Robin’s portrayer, Kimberly McCullough, who touched so many people via social media with her heartfelt message on the importance of this day, and to those who lost their fight to AIDS and those living with HIV.  Making it all the more powerful is that Kimberly has played Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake, a doctor living with HIV for decades with such dignity that her series of tweets were all the more impactful.

On this important day McCullough shared: “In 1995 I had the privilege of playing out a storyline on GH revolving around a young man who died of AIDS. 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. The story of Robin and Stone enlightened and educated many through an emotional plot line. 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. Love and progress always #WorldAIDSDay”

Watch below the key scenes in which Stone loses his battle with HIV, with Robin there to comfort him and as those who love him find out the news of his passing.  Then share your thoughts, remembrances for this story, and those we have lost in the comment to AIDS in the comment section below.

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  1. k/kay says:

    Best soap opera telling in forever KM shined so did the actor who played Stone our state up 7,000 in aids/HIV positive and yet we ignore and make sex just a passing thing wake up America lease!!!!


  2. Tom says:

    This story continues to grab me by my heart and my eyes cannot stop crying.


  3. su0000 says:

    Hollymooly !
    That sexy handsome young guy was Sonny! I could tell by his voice.. Whoooa I had to take a double look at him.
    That goes for Luke and Carly, too.

    HIV a serious subject, it has broken hearts of millions. A cure will come.
    My heart goes to all that suffered from HIV .. Not only the victim of it but the friends, families, loved ones that suffered . Heartbreaking.
    thankful that we’re all more informed and understanding of AIDS.

    But– the scene was pure heavy campy campy sappy soap drama..
    Old days campy soap (I like Ron’s campy much better)
    laying with a dead person gave me the creeps, but good sappy campy stuff.


    Celia replied

    That’s what I said to Timmm on the other thread. I could not believe that’s Sonny. W O W…..H O T !!!!!!


    su0000 replied

    heeeey CC
    yes! Maurice was a hunk of everything sexy hot!!
    He still is awesome.. a very handsome man in great shape too.

    000hh lordy, I never want to age, physically !!

    Celia replied

    I admit it, su; Sonny was a looker!! We all age….unfortunately. When will someone discover the real fountain of youth? I hope I will be able to age gracefully, and not resort to plastic surgery. But, who knows??
    Do you stand in front of the mirror and look for wrinkles yet? I do!!!!! I am afraid of crow’s feet. LOL.


  4. Lisa says:

    I’m sitting here just bawling my eyes out – I had forgotten how powerful that storyline was.


  5. James R. Poissant says:

    I remember watching these scenes and breaking down. Still chokes me up to see this all over again. It really was a wonderful story that hit all the right notes.


  6. Timmm says:

    These writers today couldnt touch this story with a ten foot pole!


  7. Kelly Publicover says:

    21 years later this storyline still makes me cry. Beautifully done by Kimberley and Michael Sutton.No other story has even touched this kind of heart strings.THANK YOU KIMBERLEY & MICHAEL!


  8. Ghlover says:

    What an amazing story it would be if it were to be revealed that the girl that slept with Stone actually wound up pregnant and never told anyone. I dont remember if the show adressed what happened to that particular escort (at least i think she was an escort)…. Stone’s child could now come back and he too could be living with HIV (he may have gotten the disease at birth). He could become a realy strong character for the show, especially if Robin would be back. Plus, with the recent death of Morgan, this character could bond even more with Sonny.


    Jenny replied

    I remember Stone told Robin the girl he slept with was a drug addict who swapped needles and she eventually died of a drug overdose.


  9. Addison says:

    Why is this scene incredibly sad without being depressing? Yes. there is a difference, abject sadness has a resolution and sense of motion which depressing scenes leave the viewers feeling bored and unsatisfied as in the case of the endless, badly paced Mourning Morgan story.
    The reason this scene is so sad and so well done is that it incorporates beauty, dignity and integrity into it. In addition, you see that Stone’s death had a ricocheted within the Port Charles community leaving a lasting impact on the characters’ lives. The acting was stellar and the writing was poignant, respectful and realistic.
    It reminds me of why I fell in love with Sonny in the first place and why Robin remains so dear to me.
    Let us hope and pray that AIDS funding will not be stopped with the incoming administration, There’s no cure for AIDS yet.


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