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What Is Our Story? Perspectives from the AIDS Generation

What is it like to be part of the “AIDS Generation”—gay men in midlife, women and men who lost loved ones to the epidemic, and activists, caregivers, and service providers on the front lines in the 1980s and 1990s—and what are their needs and priorities today?

Published
14 November 2013
From
BETA blog
Not Buying 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Critics have showered Dallas Buyers Club with praise, which is good news for Focus Features and Matthew McConaughey, whose outsized performance swings for the fences. But it's bad news for LGBT history and the history of AIDS activism.

Published
13 November 2013
From
Huffington Post
New programme to commission HIV services in London

A new three-year programme for HIV prevention in London has been backed by leaders of all 33 boroughs.

Published
12 November 2013
From
London Councils press release
Help Wanted: Global AIDS Coordinator

The Obama administration’s global AIDS coordinator, Eric Goosby, stepped down last week. Now the question is: Who will replace him, and when?

Published
12 November 2013
From
Wall Street Journal
New Zealand: No UNAIDS response to "homophobic" claim

Shaun Robinson of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation said a claim by UNAIDS that the global HIV epidemic could be over by 2030 ignores the fact that the epidemic amongst gay men world-wide continues to rise. He accuses the organisation of ignoring the needs and realities of HIV infection amongst men who have sex with men.

Published
12 November 2013
From
Gay NZ
AIDS activism commuted death sentences but its spirit is lost

It is a sad indictment of Western AIDS activism that it pretty much ended as a politically powerful movement once its figureheads’ problems at home were solved. There are a few notable exceptions to this, but as a general rule, I’m afraid this is what it is.

Published
12 November 2013
From
The Conversation
Audit shows many high HIV prevalence areas in England are failing to expand HIV testing

Most sexual health commissioners for areas in England with a high HIV prevalence have introduced some form of expanded HIV testing, a study published in the online

Published
12 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
How Much? A Battle Over The Cost Of The New Hepatitis C Drugs

As excitement mounts among physicians and investors over a new crop of drugs for treating hepatitis C, there is also concern that patients in developing countries may not have sufficient access due to high prices. But a recent poster presentation at a medical conference suggests that drugmakers can produce these new medicines for relatively little cost and should be compelled to do so.

Published
12 November 2013
From
Pharmalot
Richard Horton, editor of The Lancet: Cowards, betrayers and appeasers have destroyed the NHS

All three parties have colluded in the creation of ideal conditions for an unprecedented colonisation of the NHS by an aggressive, profit-seeking private sector.

Published
09 November 2013
From
New Statesman
David Furnish: To Those Who Stood Against AIDS Apathy: Thank You

The government regulatory bodies were insisting on such a slow testing process that they were effectively condemning to death anybody who was diagnosed with HIV. As far as the authorities were concerned, the message was, "Go die quietly." They clearly hadn't met Larry Kramer.

Published
09 November 2013
From
Huffington Post

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