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BBC Releases Documentary On First Man Convicted Of Using HIV As Weapon

BBC Three is releasing a documentary about Daryll Rowe, the first person in England to ever be convicted of deliberately spreading HIV. The Man Who Used HIV As A Weapon will tell the intimate stories of five men who were abused by the hairdresser as they question why he chose to commit such a heinous crime with so many men.

Published
07 March 2019
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Pretty 52
These 2019 Oscar Nominees Played Characters Living With HIV

Freddie Mercury and Jack Hock died of AIDS-related illnesses. The actors who portrayed them in recent movies are up for Academy Awards.

Published
23 January 2019
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Poz
HIV Gets a Starring Role (and Scores Several Wins) at the Golden Globes

Nominations included “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Pose” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” Watch the acceptance speeches!

Published
08 January 2019
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Poz
History of HIV told by Vancouver artists in new gallery show

Vancouver artist Tiko Kerr's self-portrait uses his own discarded medical paraphernalia.

Published
08 January 2019
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Vancouver Sun
Looking Back at ‘Philadelphia,’ 25 Years Later

What would the breakthrough movie about the AIDS crisis look like if it were made today?

Published
04 January 2019
From
Smithsonian Magazine
Loss and Bravery: Intimate Snapshots From the First Decade of the AIDS Crisis

We asked three New York Times photographers and one reporter who covered the AIDS crisis as the epidemic escalated to reflect on how they navigated what was then an unknown and terrifying world.

Published
02 December 2018
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New York Times
AIDS: homophobic and moralistic images of 1980s still haunt our view of HIV – that must change

If you remember the 1980s, you will likely summon up the image of the Grim Reaper or a black tombstone when asked to think about AIDS. Those images, embedded in our collective memory by two iconic Australian and British public health campaigns of that decade, reveal how AIDS has been both a medical and a cultural epidemic since it was first clinically observed in the US in 1981. In the words of American scholar Paula Treichler, AIDS has always partly been an “epidemic of meanings”.

Published
30 November 2018
From
The Conversation
Gideon Mendel's best photograph: a mother carries her HIV-infected son

I shot this image of Dorika Gabriel carrying her son, Joseph, in 1997. I had travelled to their village on the Ugandan border of Tanzania, close to Lake Victoria, to photograph local responses to HIV and Aids.

Published
29 November 2018
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Google Alerts HIV
Bohemian Rhapsody: Should pop culture figures bear the burden of identity politics?

Rachel Weatherley argues that the omission of the AIDS crisis turns the new Queen biopic into a work of fiction

Published
10 November 2018
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Varsity
Aids activists Gran Fury bring their rage to the UK in new show

The collective’s survey comprises works produced between 1987 and 1995, such as their installation The Pope and the Penis (1990). The New York-based art collective Gran Fury is finally making its debut in the UK, at Auto Italia in London (until 2 December).

Published
09 October 2018
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The Art Newspaper
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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