In Jon Cohen’s 2001 book, Shots in the Dark: The Wayward Search for an AIDS Vaccine, he detailed the Reagan administration’s early indifference to the growing epidemic. White House acting press secretary Larry Speakes, and some of the reporters at press briefings, found the crisis to be quite the joking matter.
This week for BuzzReads, Kathleen McLaughlin profiles an elderly activist who battled the Chinese government to expose the truth behind one of the country’s largest AIDS outbreaks. Read that, and these other great stories from around BuzzFeed and the web.
My transition from scared kid to die-hard horror devotee was a lot like coming out of the closet. As it turns out, I’m not the only gay man who feels that way.
In Elton John’s book, Love Is The Cure, the singer says it would be surprisingly economical for the United States to go from “treatment and prevention for some, to treatment and prevention for all who need it.”
The premise is a woman goes on to the subway and gets into a physical altercation with her boyfriend because he gave her AIDS.
This is the fourth such case in less than three weeks.
The facts about HIV are well-known and agreed upon by HIV specialist and HIV/AIDS organizations in the United States, but the myths around HIV remain rife. When it comes to fighting these myths, we say “let knowledge be your shield and sword!”
“The reality is lesbians are HIV-positive. The reality is lesbians are so in denial,” a black lesbian activist in the township of Khayelitsha tells BuzzFeed. A recent study found almost one in 10 women who have sex with women in southern Africa is HIV-positive, but homophobia and the stigma of the disease among lesbians make it difficult to confront.
A day before Obama and Bush have a joint appearance in Tanzania, Obama rebuffs critics of his AIDS policy and praises George W. Bush’s efforts.
Today, on National HIV Testing day, a new site has launched complete with interactive maps on a national, state, and local level.
Chief justice sets limits on the conditions the federal government can set for groups that accept federal money. Justices Scalia and Thomas disagreed.
In 1992, Malcolm-Jamal Warner (aka Theo Huxtable) directed a “hip” PSA to inform young people about HIV and AIDS. The results are total early ‘90s cheesiness.
June 5th was the 32nd anniversary of AIDS being discovered.
Featuring the three G’s: Gold, glitter, and glamour. (Warning: NSFW-ish.)
The attack highlights the widespread problem of hate crimes in the country, activists say.
Quinn Tivey has teamed up with GenerationCURE, a campaign aimed at the younger generation. Today has been designated National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Less a film than a morality play, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor presents HIV as a “sinner’s disease.”
A breakthrough in early treatment.
“Madonna is one of the major reasons for AIDS.”
Detroit’s iconic Cass Technical High School was demolished in 2011. But before it was torn down, Detroit Urbex created a ghostly tribute to what it once was.
Iconic New York City Mayor Ed Koch leaves behind a complicated legacy to say the least.
A new study from Hunter College’s Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training determined there is a correlation between the size of a gay man’s penis and the likelihood he’ll use a condom.
“You make your life as meaningful as you can make it. You live it and don’t be afraid of who is going to like you or are you being appropriate. You worry about things like being kind. You worry about things like being generous. And if it’s not about that, what the hell’s it about?”
Since 1981, organizations from around the world have committed to making people aware of the dangers of HIV/AIDS and how prevent the spread of infection.
Looking back at the way movies have handled AIDS and HIV over the last thirty years.
For nearly a year, Jo Ann Santangelo documented the stories of people living in Austin, TX in effort to reduce the stigma associated with the virus.
“I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, … do hereby proclaim December 1, 2012, as World AIDS Day.”
On the fifth anniversary of its initial release, Lost Raven, the award-winning graphic novel, will be made available online.
“These draconian budget cuts will actually result in the conservative loss of 600,000 people with AIDS’ lives around the world,” protester says of possible “fiscal cliff” cuts. Note: Some photos and videos include said naked protesters.
The documentary, directed by David France, captures the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. The movie opens in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco on Friday, September 21, with a national release to follow.