Published Articles about HIV/AIDS
KFF.org: Sep 25, 2014, Liz Hamel, Jamie Firth, and, Tina Hoff, Jennifer Kates, Sarah Levine and Lindsey Dawson What do gay and bisexual men know and think about HIV, and about these new treatments? What are the obstacles to this population taking greater advantage of them? To help answer these questions, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a survey of gay and bisexual men in the U.S. focusing on attitudes, knowledge, and experiences with HIV/AIDS and new HIV therapies. Please read this very informative article by clicking here.
May 22, 2014 An AIDS survivor on the launch of National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day on Thursday, June 5. It has been 33 years since the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first released a report about a mystery illness that would come to be known as HIV. For the next 20 years, AIDS would hit the gay male community unrelentingly hard. As a community, we would care for and bury hundreds of thousands of our loved ones. Without effective treatments to offer hope, thousands of us became caretakers while preparing to die ourselves. Even for those who remained uninfected, it was a traumatizing time that required extraordinary resilience and ingenuity to survive. So why are the survivors of the HIV epidemic treated like the Rodney Dangerfields of catastrophic illnesses—why do we get no respect? Everyday there are stories in the media about survivors, someone who, despite the odds, survived something horrific. Think about the reverence with which we view survivors of the Holocaust. Then think about how survivors of the AIDS epidemic are regarded. Most of my fellow survivors feel invisible and forgotten by even their own community. We are simply not in the zeitgeist. It is time to change this pervasive social amnesia. On May 25 HBO premieres the film version of Larry Kramer’s play The Normal Heart set in the early days of the plague. Eleven days later, on June 5, Let’s Kick ASS—AIDS Survivor Syndrome is starting the first-ever National HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (NHALTSAD). That day is the 33rd anniversary of the first CDC announcement of AIDS.