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  • Indiana governor to declare health emergency in HIV epidemic

    Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday morning is expected to reveal details of an emergency plan to address an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana linked to intravenous drug use. But it's not clear whether he will give the green light for clean needle exchange.

    26 March 2015 | Indianapolis Star
  • Living with HIV: six very different stories

    Since HIV was first diagnosed in Britain 30 years ago, the reality of having the virus has changed dramatically. From a survivor of the 1980s epidemic to a recently diagnosed mother in her 60s, Eleanor Tucker hears six life-affirming stories.

    24 March 2015 | The Guardian
  • Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Who Held the First AIDS Mass, Dies at 91

    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, a gay Episcopal priest known for his activist ministries, died at age 91.

    10 March 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Two Strains of HIV Cut Vastly Different Paths

    It’s now clear, researchers say, that HIV originated in humans on 13 separate occasions, evolving in humans from ancestral viruses that infected monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas.

    03 March 2015 | New York Times
  • Gorilla origins of the last two HIV-1 lineages confirmed

    Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists. HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, has jumped species to infect humans on at least four separate occasions, generating four HIV-1 lineages -- groups M, N, O, and P. Previous research from this team found that groups M and N originated in geographically distinct chimpanzee communities in southern Cameroon, but the origins of groups O and P remained uncertain.

    03 March 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Survivors of 1980s AIDS crisis reveal what happened to them

    Survivors of the 1980s AIDS crisis have shared accounts of their experiences.

    03 February 2015 | Gay Star News
  • Fifteen HIV Advocates to Watch in 2015

    They come from different cultures and regions of the world, but these fifteen HIV activists all share one important trait: a fierce devotion to HIV issues and a commitment to leave their mark on 2015.

    07 January 2015 | MarkSKing.com
  • The Most Celebrated, Mistrusted Little Pill in the World

    AIDS activists Sean Strub and Peter Staley have been in opposite camps for the past several years. This was the first time the pair had met face to face to discuss PrEP, and their conversation was intense, passionate and sometimes stinging. The men love each other dearly, and yet they, too, have been swept up in the controversy.

    07 December 2014 | Huffington Post
  • Twenty-One Attempts at Swallowing Truvada

    Why are some gay men hesitant about preventing HIV with a pill? A few thoughts.

    07 December 2014 | Slate
  • Jean Carlomusto: The woman who documented the HIV/AIDS movement

    Jean Carlomusto has documented the HIV/AIDS epidemic on film for nearly 30 years. Her acclaimed films include “Larry Kramer in Love and Anger,” “Sex in an Epidemic” and “Shatzi is Dying.” Carlomusto founded the Media Production Unit at GMHC, the nation’s first HIV/AIDS service organization, in 1987. She was a member of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) since its beginnings, serving on the DIVA TV working group, which documented the activist groups’ fight for access to quality HIV/AIDS medications.

    02 December 2014 | MSNBC
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