SOURCE: The New Yorker
The British show "It's a Sin" reconstructs the emergence of AIDS in London through the story of a group of flatmates working to reconcile fear and affirmation.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Dan Royles
"This history shows us that biomedical interventions such as antiretrovirals to treat HIV or the vaccine against the coronavirus yield some progress in the fight against epidemic disease, but do little to alter the underlying inequities that make some communities more vulnerable to illness in the first place."
SOURCE: Retro Report
The AIDS pandemic was marked by a slow response and a lack of clear public health messages and testing. Despite those lessons, we were still unprepared for Covid-19.
SOURCE: New York Times
Even some of the officials Mr. Kramer accused of “murder” and “genocide” recognized that his outbursts were part of a strategy to shock the country into dealing with AIDS as a public-health emergency.
by Jeffrey J. Matthews
George W. Bush's promotion of cooperative international health initiaitves to fight HIV-AIDS is a bright spot in his presidential legacy.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Jim Downs
Government inaction or delay have shaped the course of many infectious disease outbreaks in our country, argues history professor Jim Downs.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Jennifer Brier
Women who have been medical (and political) subjects of HIV/AIDS also have much to teach us during our current pandemic.
SOURCE: The Conversation
by Laurie Marhoefer
The U.S. made serious mistakes when the HIV virus and AIDS emerged. Those errors cost many lives. But our nation learned a few things, too.
by Seema Yasmin
It was unparalleled, this confluence of public health, politics, clinical medicine, and public anxiety. The unknown disease was spreading faster than imagined. Humanity had never seen anything like it.
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