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  • Gregg Gonsalves: It’s not just the germs

    Veteran AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves wants to change the way you think about illness.

    15 September 2015 | Yale Alumni Magazine
  • How to Survive a Footnote: AIDS activism in the "after" years

    Emily Bass on how the complex history of HIV activism jeopardises the inclusion of HIV into mainstream black and gay activism. "We need to understand and address the epidemic of amnesia that’s taken place alongside the viral rampage of HIV. The victories the AIDS-activist movement has secured have always come at a time and at a price that has made them difficult to celebrate."

    01 September 2015 | N+1 Magazaine
  • The Women Who Fought AIDS: 'It Was Never Not Our Battle'

    AIDS is perceived as a "gay man's disease," but lesbians were deeply committed to fighting it as well.

    01 September 2015 | Broadly
  • How long have primates been infected with viruses related to HIV?

    A study published on Aug. 20th in PLOS Pathogens of antiviral gene sequences in African monkeys suggests that lentiviruses closely related to HIV have infected primates in Africa as far back as 16 million years.

    21 August 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • ACON: Here for health and HIV for 30 years

    Thirty years ago this week on August 18, ACON was officially set up by our community to fight HIV and AIDS. Reg Domingo speaks to some of the figures who have guided the development of the key community organisation over the last three decades.

    20 August 2015 | Gay News Network
  • It's Time to Retire the Medical Category of AIDS

    AIDS is not, and has never been, a label of precise definition. It has been a soft-moving target, used to classify people with certain symptoms, but it has no relevance to living with HIV infection today.

    20 August 2015 | The Body
  • Groundbreaking HIV researcher Suniti Solomon passes away at 76

    Groundbreaking HIV researcher Dr Suniti Solomon, the first to bring to the world the prevalence of the infection in India in 1986 and one who successfully led research into the treatment of the deadly virus, passed away at her residence here.

    29 July 2015 | Economic Times
  • Tribute to Bob Munk: long-time HIV positive US treatment activist and educator

    It was with great sadness that in the week before IAS we learned of the death of Dr Robert Munk, a long-time US activist, friend and colleague.

    21 July 2015 | HIV i-Base
  • People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

    People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

    14 July 2015 | The Guardian
  • Is It Time for the End of 'AIDS'?

    Two decades into the antiretroviral era, the often misused term 'AIDS' has an awkward place in the dialogue about the HIV epidemic.

    02 July 2015 | Poz
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