Michael Callen was, for a very long time, the longest living person with HIV/AIDS. The Safe Sex program was his brain child, and along with this song, co-written with Marsha Melamet, together co-wrote "Love Don't Need a Reason" with Peter Allen. This is before the virus ravaged his body.
His book "Surviving AIDS" was great help to me during my time as "buddy" and "caregiver" as I was burning out quickly. Michael was crazy, wild, outspoken, insatiable, and a genius. I still miss him terribly.
And so it goes.