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  • 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
  • Graphic Memoir Recalls AIDS Medication Smuggling Scheme

    Much like The Texas Buyers Club, the graphic memoir, Second Avenue Caper, is the story of a group of desperate people who conspired to obtain medications from Mexico that might fight AIDS-related complications.

    21 November 2014 | HIV Plus Mag
  • HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014

    Jonathan Blake was one of the first people in Britain to be diagnosed back in 1982 and 19-year-old Luke Alexander found out last year he had the virus. BBC Radio 5live got the two men together at the Gay's The Word bookshop in London to talk frankly about their experiences of living with HIV.

    20 November 2014 | BBC (video)
  • Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola

    Gregg Gonsalves and Peter Staley: "For those of us who lived through the early days of the U.S. AIDS epidemic, the current national panic over Ebola brings back some very bad memories."

    08 November 2014 | New England Journal of Medicine
  • Like HIV, Ebola Started Among Poor African People

    Comments from Helen Rees: "Ebola started among poor African people in four pour African countries. It was only when [the number of] deaths started to be bigger and the world became insecure that the world mobilised a response... Now we are seeing fear and panic across the world - and we are getting stigma as a result."

    29 October 2014 | What's Up HIV (blog)
  • The horror of the Ebola virus: learning lessons from the HIV and AIDS response of the 1980s and 90s

    In this guest blog, leading HIV and AIDS activist and former CEO of the Terrence Higgins Trust, Sir Nicholas Partridge draws comparisons between the fight to defeat HIV and AIDS and Ebola and looks at how we can use this knowledge to limit Ebola's spread.

    21 October 2014 | Action Aid
  • In Ebola fear, a familiar whiff of paranoia

    Stigmatization, dread of contagion, and moral panic: the parallels between Ebola and the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are striking.

    16 October 2014 | Washington Post
  • CDC Director Draws Parallels Between Ebola Outbreak and HIV/AIDS Epidemic

    The worst Ebola outbreak in history is so far-reaching and deadly that it is unlike anything since the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Thursday. Speaking at a World Bank forum in Washington, D.C., Frieden said the international community needs to do more to ensure the Ebola virus outbreak does not become “the next AIDS.”

    10 October 2014 | Newsweek
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