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From a Leather Jacket to a Suit Jacket: Still an HIV Activist

How does a longtime HIV/AIDS activist maintain his will to fight? Jeff Graham, a 20-year veteran with a dozen arrests to his name, explains why, "after a quarter century, I still feel the urgency."

25 Years of AIDS and HIV: Denial and the Global Epidemic 1999-2004

On June 5, 1981, the CDC introduced the world to the disease the eventually became known as AIDS. This is the third article in a series that looks back at some of the major milestones of the past 25 years. Parts 1-3 of this series can be found in the...

25 Years of AIDS and HIV: ACTing Up From 1987-1992

Learn MoreAdditional 1987-1992 information:ACT UP New YorkAvert.orgHistory of Ryan White CARE ActMark Harrington bioMartin Delaney bioIris Long interviewHistory of AIDS drug developmentThe Red RibbonElizabeth Glaser 1992 speechBob Hattoy 1992 speechM...

A Look Back at 1981-1986: In the Beginning of HIV and AIDS ...

In the period October 1980 - May 1981, five young men, all active homosexuals, were treated for biopsy-confirmed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at three different hospitals in Los Angeles, California. Two of the patients died. (Morbidity & Mortalit...

HIV Funding in the U.S.: What Lies Ahead for 2006?

As we start 2006, I'm haunted by a strange sense of déjà vu. Although 2005 was to have been the year of both a reauthorization of the Ryan White CARE Act and a focus on increased federal appropriations, neither happened by the end of the year. Cong...

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The Campaign to End AIDS Has Begun

It All Started With AIDSWatch On Thursday, May 5, some 3,500 people living with HIV and their advocates from around the country asked our nation's leaders to walk a mile in the shoes of the AIDS community. The spirited demonstration made its way alo...

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Atlanta: Fighting AIDS in Our Own Back Yard

For the first time in years, metro Atlanta has received a significant decrease in our federal AIDS funding. The story is disturbing enough. Unfortunately, it is only part of the full picture of the challenges facing people with HIV and their advoca...

Action = Life: Are You Willing to Fight for Your Healthcare?

There's a new day dawning in Georgia and around the country. As the Republican Party claims unprecedented victory in state and federal elections, change looms on the horizon. Many people have expressed dismay, fear, and depression. The assumption bei...

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In It for the Long Haul

This article was written for The Voice, the newsletter of the Title II Community Action Network (TII CAN). World AIDS Day, December 1, protestors gather outside the state capitol to bring attention to the budget crisis that threatens the ability of ...

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The Center for AIDS and Humanity: Remembering the Past, Honoring the Heroes, Working for a Future Without AIDS

After nearly eighteen months of meetings, focus groups, and intense discussion, the 159 Center Partnership (AIDS Survival Project, AIDS Treatment Initiatives and Positive Impact) are pleased to announce the formation of the Center for AIDS and Humani...