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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.

Published
07 December 2014
From
Huffington Post
Twenty-One Attempts at Swallowing Truvada

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

Published
07 December 2014
From
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.

Published
02 December 2014
From
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.

Published
21 November 2014
From
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.

Published
20 November 2014
From
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."

Published
08 November 2014
From
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."

Published
29 October 2014
From
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.

Published
21 October 2014
From
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.

Published
16 October 2014
From
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.”

Published
10 October 2014
From
Newsweek
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