The battle with HIV and AIDS is often a private one, with few outsiders ever witnessing the real life triumphs and tragedies it entails. In 1993, less than a year after NY1’s launch, the station hatched an idea: To document the life of someone living with AIDS by giving them a camera to record their journey. The goal was to put a real face on an epidemic that was often pushed to the margins. That face was Wayne Fischer, someone NY1 viewers got to know every Monday over the next three-and-a-half years in a segment called “AIDS: A Journal of Hope.” Here is a look back on his life.