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  • June 21, 2006

    The People Versus AIDS

    If the United Nations is to keep its promise to grant people with AIDS universal access to treatment by 2010, it will be because activists are holding world leaders accountable.

    Richard Kim

  • January 6, 2006

    Is Fear the Best Way to Fight AIDS?

    Thanks to the fear tactics advocated by the Bush Administration and abetted by many health activists, gay and bisexual men have been engaged in a one-sided conversation about safe sex–all death and no life. Isn’t a sex-positive approach more realistic?

    Kai Wright

  • December 2, 2005

    AIDS Movement Seizes Control

    Despite its controversy, World AIDS Day has demonstrated how vast and global the AIDS movement has gone. While the extent of AIDS advocacy was not as far-reaching then, in 1987 a burgeoning movement of health care practitioners and gay activists battled the FDA’s questionable policies on AIDS drugs experimentation, which included excluding women and i.v. users from drug trials.

    Mark Gevisser

  • September 26, 2005

    Roberts’s Queer Reasoning on AIDS

    When John G. Roberts Jr. counseled President Ronald Reagan on AIDS policies, did he willfully perpetuate the myth that AIDS can be spread by casual contact?

    David W. Webber

  • June 29, 2005

    Avian Flu: A State of Unreadiness

    America remains unprepared for a possible avian flu pandemic.

    Mike Davis


  • May 12, 2005

    Just Say Não

    Brazil defies Bush’s AIDS policy.

    Esther Kaplan

  • December 2, 2004

    The Bush AIDS Machine

    Click here for info on Kaplan’s With God on Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, and Democracy in George W. Bush’s White House (New Press).

    Esther Kaplan

  • August 26, 2004

    The Big Sleep

    From its inception, the AIDS pandemic has generated extraordinary expressions of sadness and anger. The sadness is easy to understand.

    Sheila M. Rothman

  • July 29, 2004

    Time’s Up

    It’s been four years since the International AIDS Conference was first held in the developing world, in Durban, South Africa, and activists’ demand for universal treatment access was catapulted o

    Esther Kaplan

  • July 22, 2004

    Time’s Up

    Though Bush trumpets his commitment to the AIDS fight, the delegation he sent to Bangkok was rather anemic.

    Esther Kaplan