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Today In History, 1987: Presidential Advisor Urges Reagan: No Homos On AIDS Commission

Six years into the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administrations response to a death toll approaching the 20,000 mark was still abysmal.

Published
7 hours ago
From
Box Turtle Bulletin
Antiretrovirals: A Success Story

Celebrating 20 years of effective HIV treatment - how antiretrovirals have improved since 1996 and the developments we still need.

Published
28 June 2016
From
Poz
Scientists map the global spread of HIV – through the Western world and beyond – for the first time

Scientists have mapped the spread of the HIV virus around the globe after it reached the United States in the early 1970s. Their study finds that HIV travelled from the US to Western Europe on a number of occasions, whereas Central and Eastern Europe remained isolated for the most part of the early epidemic. The study describes the global spread of HIV-1 subtype B, but not of other subtypes.

Published
15 June 2016
From
University of Oxford press release
June 5 Marks 35 Years Since First Report of AIDS

Sunday, June 5th marks the 35th anniversary of the first report of what would come to be known as AIDS. The past 3 decades have included remarkable progress in the field -- including highly effective antiretroviral therapy and a pill that can prevent HIV infection -- but much remains to be done to make these advances available to all who need them.

Published
06 June 2016
From
HIVandhepatitis.com
How a young doctor shocked India with its first HIV diagnosis 30 years ago

The year was 1986. It was a hot, humid day in June when Dr Suniti Solomon first discovered that the deadly HIV/AIDS virus had made its way to India.

Published
06 June 2016
From
Hindustan Times
When Gay Men Went Into The Desert, After The HIV Bomb

Desert Migration documents the results of a specific pilgrimage that became popular among gay men who were dying of AIDS decades ago: relocating to Palm Springs from major cities in the west, Los Angeles in particular. Once there, their fates and often their fortunes were reversed with the arrival of new medications in the mid 1990s. They experienced the emotional whiplash of renewed health in a world they had settled on leaving, as well as the unexpected financial burden of an extended lifespan.

Published
16 May 2016
From
Queerty
Tobacco firms pushed AIDS agenda to protect profits

Tobacco firms used the fight against HIV/AIDS as a smokescreen to hinder tobacco control efforts in developing countries, researchers have revealed. Big tobacco companies lobbied for funding and initiatives to combat AIDS to distract from the health problems caused by smoking and prevent regulations restricting tobacco use, a paper says.

Published
09 May 2016
From
SciDevNet
It’s Tough to Stop Sex, Study of U.S. AIDS Effort Shows

Researchers have found no benefits from a decade-long attempt to curb the spread of HIV in Africa by promoting abstinence and monogamy. The U.S. has spent more than $1.4 billion since 2004 telling young people in Africa to abstain from sex before marriage and then commit to a single partner. That funding didn’t influence the number of sex partners people had, the age at which they started having sex, or teen pregnancy rates, according to a study published on Monday. See http://www.aidsmap.com/page/2949285/ for more on this issue.

Published
04 May 2016
From
Bloomberg
A generation of artists were wiped out by Aids and we barely talk about it

A new film about the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is a shocking and brilliant reminder of the devastation HIV and Aids wreaked – and still does.

Published
21 April 2016
From
The Guardian
Oral History: Bittersweet Memories Of A Cuban HIV Sanitarium

Back in the 1990s, Cuba created a network of sanitariums, where people with HIV were confined indefinitely. It sounds barbaric, but as former patient Eduardo Martinez’s recollections reveal, it’s complicated. Life in the sanitariums was so much better than outside that some people purposely infected themselves with HIV.

Published
24 March 2016
From
WBUR
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