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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 30 Years on, a Fear of Stigma Remains

June 13, 2011

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: [In] the 30 years since the first cases of HIV were recognized on June 5, 1981, some things have become radically different, while others remain remarkably the same. The so-called Gay Plague has gone from something that once overwhelmingly hit gay, white men to a virus whose main culprit is black, gay and bisexual men, ages 13 to 29. The same homophobia and stigma that surrounded the virus 30 years ago persist (James Causey, 6/11).

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This article was reprinted from with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent news service, is a program of the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan health care policy research organization unaffiliated with Kaiser Permanente.

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This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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