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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
HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa in the 1920s, say scientists

A “perfect storm” of urban change that began in 1920s Kinshasa led to the catastrophic spread of HIV across Africa and into the wider world, according to scientists who used genetic sequencing and historical records to trace the origins of the pandemic.

Published
03 October 2014
From
The Guardian
Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia - seemingly successfully

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug. Dr. Gobee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That's a 7% mortality rate whereas across West Africa, the virus has killed 70% of its victims.

Published
27 September 2014
From
CNN
Frankie Goes to Hollywood star: I didn’t believe my HIV medication would work

British pop star Holly Johnson has opened up about living with HIV, insisting he is amazed he is still alive 23 years after his diagnosis.

Published
23 September 2014
From
Pink News
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