Robin Scorpio and Stone Cates started as a modern day Romeo & Juliet story. Good girl, Robin fell madly in love with bad boy, Stone, who at the time worked for mobster Sonny and made Robin's uncle Mac crazy. Robin and Stone's romance blossomed and they became a must-see couple in Port Charles. That's where the storybook romance stopped, and things got real.
When the time came for them to consummate their relationship, Stone confessed to Robin that he had been tested for HIV, but that the results were negative. They were careful, but just as in real life, it only takes one time. Stone never re-tested for HIV until it was too late, and the virus had developed into AIDS. Robin, now HIV positive, stood by Stone's side as his condition worsened, and as he ultimately lost his battle with the disease.
The story was groundbreaking for daytime television, as no soap had ever told such a detailed and realistic story about AIDS, and it's effects on family, friendships and relationships. 20 years later, fans still remember the tear-inducing and gut wrenching moment, right as Stone dies, when he looks into Robin's eyes, and says, "I see you."