Lost to AIDS, but Still Friended
December 18, 2009
Using technology and art, activists are helping to chronicle the life and times of those who died of HIV infection, particularly before the widespread introduction of antiretroviral drugs.
"There is a real hunger for information about this period, this history and these lost lives, said Chris Barlett, a former classics scholar in Philadelphia who has created a social network site about those who have died of AIDS. It is one of a growing number of online outlets for those who want to honor and remember lost friends:
In addition, retrospectives of the pre-antiretrovirals era are being launched in other media:
New York Times
12.13.2009; Guy Trebay
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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