The violation of his rights, Kunst argues, went much further than his own reputation and career. "This is a first step in reclaiming my name and image in the community," he says. "But this didn't just hurt me, it hurt the whole community and especially the AIDS community. What have you heard about AIDS in the past six months other than Magic Johnson? And who is out there like I was challenging the system? No one. Certainly not the people controlling Cure AIDS Now.