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  • The CEO of HIV

    Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

    3 hours ago | New York Times
  • Gay man sues New York museum for anti-HIV discrimination - ThinkProgress

    After 10 years of working at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History as an IT manager, Bryan Torres has filed a federal suit against the museum for creating an intolerable hostile working environment. According to the complaint, Torres’ supervisor, Juan Montes, subjected him to ongoing harassment because of his sexual orientation and HIV status, creating “working conditions so difficult and unpleasant that a reasonable person in his shoes would have felt compelled to resign.”

    3 hours ago | ThinkProgress
  • Leading Montreal AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg dies in Florida

    Trail-blazing Canadian AIDS researcher Mark Wainberg died suddenly in Florida following a swimming incident in Bal Harbour near Miami.

    13 April 2017 | Montreal Gazette
  • Prince Harry follows in Diana's footsteps with visit to HIV charity 26 years on

    Prince Harry has followed in the footsteps of his mother, visiting Leicester Aids Support Service (LASS) 26 years after Diana, Princess of Wales helped to raise awareness of the illness there.

    22 March 2017 | Telegraph
  • Why are there so few novels about Aids these days?

    Fewer and fewer authors are addressing this cruel disease, but depictions of life with Aids – particularly non-white stories – are rare in an already slim canon.

    21 March 2017 | The Guardian
  • Mariëtte Botes: ARV pioneer who became the victim of abuse and hostility

    Dr Mariëtte Botes, who has died in Pretoria at the age of 50, was an early pioneer of antiretroviral cocktails that saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with Aids. But, reports The Times, while running a clinical trial at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria in 1999, she became the target of a hostile campaign by Patricia de Lille, who was then an MP for the PAC, who accused her of abusing and exploiting her patients.

    16 March 2017 | Medical Brief
  • Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive

    “I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.” In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in HIV transmissions.

    26 February 2017 | BuzzFeed News
  • Didier Lestrade: My First 30 Years with HIV

    French HIV/AIDS activist Didier Lestrade reflects on a lifetime spent fighting the epidemic, in both public and private.

    26 February 2017 | Vice
  • Personal Story: an interview with Gordon Scott

    Gordon Scott spent 35 years working in the field of HIV. Read about his early career and the first cases of HIV in Edinburgh during the mid-nineties in this first of a two-part interview.

    22 February 2017 | HIV Scotland
  • How some gay men still stigmatise HIV positive gay men

    I naively thought that I knew no-one living with HIV. I had to ask myself seriously what I would do if I were diagnosed positive: and my immediate reaction was that I wouldn’t tell anybody. Part of the reason I’ve written my play The HIV Monologues is to combat this silencing stigma about HIV.

    01 February 2017 | Dazed
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