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  • Red for HIV, yellow for hepatitis, black for death: blood inquiry puts victims first

    In their smart red, yellow and black ties, the haemophiliacs could have been setting off for a day’s cricket at Lord’s. But these colours were symbolic – red for HIV, yellow for hepatitis, black for death. Many hobbled with sticks. Some were in wheelchairs. Their teeth were discoloured, chipped, or simply missing – the result of a bust immune system or avoiding the dental care that could lead to fatal bleeds.

    01 October 2018 | The Guardian
  • At 83, AIDS activist Larry Kramer isn’t done ripping into his foes in pharma, FDA, and NIH

    Over the course of three decades, the name Larry Kramer has become synonymous with the gay rights movement, patient rights — and savage attacks on public officials and drug companies. Today, with controversy over drug prices and concern over public health funding, we were curious what Kramer had on his mind. We also wondered whether at the age of 83 he has mellowed. He has not.

    30 August 2018 | STAT
  • Russell T Davies Focuses On AIDS in The 1980s For C4 Drama ‘The Boys’

    The Boys follows the story of the 1980s, the story of AIDS, and the story of three boys, Ritchie, Roscoe and Colin, across the decade. The Doctor Who writer (above) has created The Boys, a five-part series for Channel 4.

    22 August 2018 | Deadline
  • New HIV diagnoses in Chicago hit record low

    It appears Chicago is winning the fight against HIV. Chicago saw a 55-percent decrease in people newly diagnosed with the virus in 2016 compared to 2011.

    13 August 2018 | WLS-TV Chicago
  • Dead of AIDS and Forgotten in Potter’s Field

    At the end of a clearing on Hart Island, an island off the Bronx where New York City buries its unclaimed dead, is a section where people who died of AIDS were buried during the height of the epidemic in the 1980s and 1990s.

    09 July 2018 | New York Times
  • These LGBTQ campaigners are fundraising for the UK’s first national AIDS memorial

    The AIDS Memory UK campaign aims to raise £7,500 towards a national tribute to remember those who have died from the syndrome in Britain.

    04 July 2018 | PinkNews
  • The AIDS Memorial on Instagram Has Become a Must-Read Remembrance of Those We’ve Lost

    What this brilliant and crucial accounting of lives does is simple: It asks us to engage with each and every person’s story, so that we can honor them and what they went through with dignity and respect. The AIDS Memorial represents the best of what can happen when something most of us use every single day—Instagram—is turned into a powerful means to mourn, remember, and learn.

    29 June 2018 | Vogue
  • The HIV-positive man who stopped thousands getting the virus

    Greg Owen wanted a new drug, not available through the NHS, that would stop him becoming HIV-positive. But it was too late - he already had the virus. Despite this, he and a friend worked on an ambitious plan to help thousands of others get the new treatment.

    29 June 2018 | BBC
  • First doctor to prescribe ARVs forced to leave South Africa

    A seven-year battle with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has left legendary French HIV expert Dr Francoise Louis with no choice but to leave the country.

    27 June 2018 | Health-e News
  • Punishment: AIDS in the Shadow of an American Institution

    An excerpt from the introduction to Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness. From the very beginning of the epidemic, AIDS was linked to punishment.

    27 June 2018 | POZ
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