HIV and AIDS

The Search for Special Case–Baby 1

The Search for Special Case–Baby 1 The Search for Special Case–Baby 1

Who was buried in the lonely grave in New York’s potter’s field? The year-long search led to a lost world in the history of AIDS.

Mar 12, 2024 / Feature / Lizzy Ratner

Joe Rogan and Brett Weinstein.

AIDS Denialism Is Back. We Can’t Let It Take Root. AIDS Denialism Is Back. We Can’t Let It Take Root.

Joe Rogan, RFK Jr., and others are pushing long-discredited conspiracy junk about HIV and AIDS. Here’s how we should deal with them.

Mar 8, 2024 / Gregg Gonsalves

The GOP’s Anti-Abortion Crusade Is Threatening HIV Treatment in Africa

The GOP’s Anti-Abortion Crusade Is Threatening HIV Treatment in Africa The GOP’s Anti-Abortion Crusade Is Threatening HIV Treatment in Africa

As a band of Republican congresspeople has set its sights on the health program known as PEPFAR, the media has remained shamefully silent.

Mar 6, 2024 / James North

When Her Neighbors Began Dying, the World Looked Away

When Her Neighbors Began Dying, the World Looked Away When Her Neighbors Began Dying, the World Looked Away

A new podcast takes us back to the early days of the HIV/AIDS crisis, when a mystery virus began spreading among New York’s Black and brown communities.

Jan 25, 2024 / Editorial / Lizzy Ratner

Close up photograph of Amber Hollibaugh looking up into camerca

Revolution? Hell Yes!  Remembering Amber Hollibaugh Revolution? Hell Yes!  Remembering Amber Hollibaugh

The writer, who died last month, spent a lifetime breaking silences around sex.

Nov 28, 2023 / Obituary / JoAnn Wypijewski

ACT UP protesters close the Federal Drug Administration building to demand the release of experimental medication for those living with HIV/AIDS. Their slogans read: “Never Had A Chance;” “Dead From Lack of Aerosol Pentamadine”; “I Got The Placebo”; “I Died for the Sins of the FDA.” The demonstration was held outside the FDA headquarters in Rockville, Md., on October 11, 1988.

Patient Rights Groups Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From ACT UP Patient Rights Groups Are Learning the Wrong Lessons From ACT UP

These groups are invoking ACT UP’s legacy to push for further deregulation of the FDA. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Nov 9, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

Sinéad-O'Connor

Sinéad O’Connor (1966–2023): Premature Anti-Fascist Sinéad O’Connor (1966–2023): Premature Anti-Fascist

For years, O’Connor had been raising an alarm about pedophile priests exploiting children with impunity while an enabling Vatican hierarchy looked the other way.

Aug 1, 2023 / Obituary / Margaret Spillane

Still from campaign ad made by an anonymous Ron DeSantis supporter.

Ron DeSantis, American Psycho Ron DeSantis, American Psycho

The Florida governor’s irony-poisoned ad uses far-right memes to sanction homophobic and transphobic violence.

Jul 10, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson’s Genocidal God Has Called Him Home Pat Robertson’s Genocidal God Has Called Him Home

The political preacher who made the religion look bad.

Jun 9, 2023 / Obituary / Jeet Heer

An activist in Kolkata, India, paints her palm with the “Stop AIDS” message to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, 2022.

The Future of Global Health Has Rarely Looked Grimmer The Future of Global Health Has Rarely Looked Grimmer

It's not just about how much our leaders get wrong when it comes to public health. It's that the things they got right are in danger of slipping away.

May 4, 2023 / Gregg Gonsalves

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