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Douglas Crimp, Scholar, Curator and Art World Disrupter, Dies at 74

Douglas Crimp, a groundbreaking art scholar, curator, writer, editor, educator and AIDS activist who challenged the field of art history by insisting on seeing it in a social context, died on July 5 at his home in Manhattan. He was 74.

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22 hours ago
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New York Times
The Beautiful Uncertainty of Douglas Crimp

Masha Gessen mourns critic, curator, and art historian Douglas Crimp as a prominent voice in AIDS activism by way of two classic Crimp essays: “How to Have Promiscuity in an Epidemic” and “Mourning and Militancy.”

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22 hours ago
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New Yorker
HIV’s genetic code, extracted from a nub of tissue, adds to evidence of virus’ emergence in humans a century ago

Scientists at the University of Arizona examined a tissue sample that dates back to the 1960s, the oldest sample of HIV to date, and concluded the virus jumped from primates earlier than expected.

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23 hours ago
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STAT
‘A national crisis’: Drug-related deaths in Scotland at highest ever level

Almost 1,200 people in Scotland suffered a drug-related death last year, the highest number ever recorded, official statisitcs have revealed.

Published
17 July 2019
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The Scotsman
He Emerged From Prison a Potent Symbol of H.I.V. Criminalization

Michael L. Johnson, a gay athlete convicted of not disclosing his H.I.V. status to sexual partners, was released 25 years early and has become a galvanizing force to overhaul laws.

Published
15 July 2019
From
The New York Times
These Women Are Forgotten HIV Warriors

The legacy of straight women in the early fight against the AIDS epidemic should not be underrated.

Published
15 July 2019
From
HIV Plus
“Marseilles Bears a Heavy Stigma of Drug Trafficking and Use” – An Interview with Beatrice Stambul

The city of Marseilles decided to open its first drug consumption room. Read our interview with Beatrice Strambul, who has been in the forefront of the harm reduction movement in France since the 1990s.

Published
15 July 2019
From
Drug Reporter
Professor Chloe Orkin: Chair of the British HIV Association

Alice talks to Professor Chloe Orkin, Chair of the British HIV Association, and a medical activist committed to the U=U campaign.

Published
15 July 2019
From
Audioboom / The Dorothy Project
Meet the UNAIDS leadership contenders

Opinions vary on who should take the top job from a diverse shortlist that includes former politicians, medical scientists, and an NGO leader.

Published
11 July 2019
From
Devex
UK: Foreigner's health issues insufficient to halt deportation

In an landmark decision, the UK Appeal Court decision has ruled that the deportation of a Nigerian man with sickle cell disease would not be a contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Published
11 July 2019
From
Legalbrief
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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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