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What Would The World Look Like If So Many Gay Men Hadn't Died Of AIDS?

“Fathers” is a “sci-fic documentary” from activist and filmmaker Leo Herrera that imagines an alternate universe where AIDS never happened and queer heroes, artists and activists lived on. Herrera describes it as HBO’s “Looking” meets “Black Mirror” meets Beyonce’s “Lemonade.”

Published
07 December 2016
From
Huffington Post
When We Rise: The exclusive interview with AIDS activist & author Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, author and lecturer whose work has spanned more than three decades. I had the opportunity to sit down with Jones to pick his brain about sex in San Francisco before AIDS, founding San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and how activists can take action with an incoming Donald Trump administration.

Published
02 December 2016
From
BETA blog
AIDS in 1985, and today

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, nobody expected to make a “career” in the field of HIV or AIDS. Especially not people who themselves had already been newly diagnosed … Read More →

Published
01 December 2016
From
BETA blog
Ending the HIV epidemic faces daunting barriers, former WHO HIV chief warns

The difficulty of bringing the HIV epidemic “down to zero” should not be underestimated, Kevin de Cock, former director of HIV for the World Health Organization (WHO),

Published
30 November 2016
By
Gus Cairns
The reinvention of radical protest: life on the frontline of the Aids epidemic

An extract from David France's new book How to Survive a Plague.

Published
29 November 2016
From
The Guardian
Freddie Mercury Bio Links the Rock Star to AIDS “Patient Zero”

HIV plays a prominent role in Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury, a new biography of the rock icon and Queen front man. The book reads almost like two parallel bios—one of Freddie and another of the HIV epidemic.

Published
25 November 2016
From
Poz
The AIDS Fight: Andrew Sullivan on a History of the Movement

A question has always hung over the reaction of gay men to the plague that terrorized and decimated them in the 1980s and 1990s: Why did they not surrender? David France’s remarkable book tries to answer that question.

Published
22 November 2016
From
New York Times
In 1983, I Used A False Name To Get Tested For HIV - Today, It’s Something To Be Proud Of

The challenges we face are two-fold. One, we need to make HIV testing as accessible as possible and stop relying on people proactively visiting a clinic - we will never reach everyone this way. Two, we must normalise testing.

Published
21 November 2016
From
Huffington Post
Silence = Death: It’s Time to Teach AIDS History

The majority of undergraduates who started college this fall have never known a world without AIDS, or a world in which being HIV positive was not a chronic but manageable medical condition. Many of them also grew up in the midst of advances for the mainstream gay rights movement that seemed impossible a generation ago.

Published
31 October 2016
From
American Historical Association
HIV Patient Zero cleared by science

One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.

Published
26 October 2016
From
BBC Health
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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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