Talking to survivors and caretakers of the HIV/AIDS epidemic about what we can learn from the past about our present.
All we have is each other. And we are the only ones we know, if we believe in the myth of ourselves enough to create truth, who will save us.
While gay men have necessary and urgent things to say about the enduring HIV/AIDS epidemic, women have always participated in AIDS activism. I spoke with two longtime feminist AIDS activists about queer community, care, and connection in the time of COVID-19.
I realized that even though I’d vaguely heard or read about the lesbians of ACT UP, I didn’t really know enough about the specifics. Who were these women? What was their history?
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Five lessons that start to explore just how much we can learn from our queer and trans forebears in AIDS activism.
After weeks of discussion on the subject, the agency has finally announced it will replace the current lifetime ban with a one-year restriction period for men who sleep with men.
The FDA is the one politicizing the issue, not the blood organizations and medical associations that support lifting the lifetime ban.
A change to FDA policy matters not just because it is based on sound science and will potentially increase blood donations — it would be a powerful and tangible step away from a culture that criminalized homosexuality and AIDS for decades.
As various states prepare to analyze their criminal laws, here’s a quick breakdown of the relationship between HIV and the law in the United States.
“The birth and life of the AIDS activist movement from the perspective of the people in the trenches.”
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