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120 Beats per Minute review – passionate and defiant account of 80s Aids activism

Cannes Film Festival: Robin Campillo commemorates the legacy of direct-action group ACT UP with a movie that is tragic, urgent and full of cinematic life.

Published
24 May 2017
From
The Guardian
Twilight of a Difficult Man: Larry Kramer and the Birth of AIDS Activism

Larry Kramer — writer, advocate, “loudmouth” — helped define AIDS activism and gay life. He ruffled some feathers along the way.

Published
22 May 2017
From
New York Times
The HIV story is not over - the spectre of anti-science threatens our advances

The life expectancy of people with HIV is now ‘near normal’, but complacency would be wrong.

Published
17 May 2017
From
The Guardian
How HIV became a matter of international security

Governments around the world were slow to get to grips with HIV/AIDS. But a big change came when they started understanding it not just as a health issue but as a security threat too.

Published
16 May 2017
From
Mosaic Science
HIV blood disaster: UK families search for the truth

Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous". In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Jason is taking legal action against the government for its role in his father's death. More than 2,000 people – mostly haemophiliacs – have died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood treatments in the 1980s.

Published
10 May 2017
From
BBC
The CEO of HIV

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

Published
26 April 2017
From
New York Times
Healing Austin, Indiana: How town raced to stop America's worst rural HIV plague (three-part series)

Critics say Mike Pence was slow to react as a festering blight, then HIV gripped Austin, Indiana. This tiny city off Interstate 65 is the epicenter of a medical disaster. Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms Austin contains the largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak to hit rural America in recent history, and "the largest concentrated outbreak ever documented in the United States."

Published
24 April 2017
From
Kentucky Courier-Journal
Leading Montreal AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

Trail-blazing Canadian AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg died suddenly in Florida following a swimming incident in Bal Harbour near Miami.

Published
13 April 2017
From
Montreal Gazette
An interview with Gordon Scott: part 2

Gordon Scott worked in HIV medicine for 35 years latterly as Clinical Director and GUM Consultant, NHS Lothian Sexual and Reproductive Health. He retired in 2016. To mark his retirement we spent some time asking him about his experience. In the second of a two part interview he talks about the early days of working in the field and developments made in treatment at that time.

Published
23 March 2017
From
HIV Scotland
Why are there so few novels about Aids these days?

Fewer and fewer authors are addressing this cruel disease, but depictions of life with Aids – particularly non-white stories – are rare in an already slim canon.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Guardian
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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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