History of HIV/AIDS

The History of HIV/AIDS in One Astonishing Poem

Mary Bowman's words manage to capture the entire history of the epidemic -- and they paint gorgeous verbal pictures along the way.

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com

The Latest

New Documentary Examines Ballet Legend Rudolf Nureyev, Who Died of AIDS in 1993

'Nureyev,' directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, may introduce the late superstar to a new generation.

By Tim Murphy

New York Philharmonic Plays Symphonic Response to the AIDS Crisis

Composer John Corigliano's work is featured in the orchestra's Music of Conscience series, and accompanied by a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

By Charles Sanchez

A New Book Honors the Straight Women Who Fought Alongside Queers Against AIDS

Fag Hags, Divas and Moms runs the gamut from women living with HIV/AIDS to celebrity she-roes like Liz Taylor and Princess Di.

By Tim Murphy

Archive Remembers Heroes and History of Black HIV/AIDS Activism

Through his historical research, Dan Royles has found a vibrant legacy of black AIDS activism going back to the beginning of the epidemic.

By George Kevin Jordan

A Play in NYC Wittily Explores the Emotional Toll on HIV Plague-Era Survivors

'Still at Risk' is about long-term survivors, but it's for younger gay men too.

By Tim Murphy

Exhibit in New York Unearths 1990s Activism by HIV-Positive Women in Prison

"Women are dying in here, and we need some advocacy and support," AIDS activist Joann Walker wrote from prison decades ago. 'Metanoia' features Walker, her contemporaries, and currently active women of color AIDS advocates.

By Tim Murphy

The Freddie Mercury Story That Goes Untold in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

"The film has been dogged by accusations of homophobia," writes Laurie Marhoefer. "But as a gay historian, I keep coming back to something else –- the tragic history that's glaringly absent from this movie."

By Laurie Marhoefer for The Conversation

Brian Belovitch's Journey Through HIV and His Full-Circle Transgender Experience

Diagnosed with HIV in 1987 while living as a trans woman in New York City, long-term survivor Brian Belovitch documents his life and journey in a new memoir.

By JD Davids

The Musical 'Rent' Will Be Televised, but Has It Lost Its Potential to Spark Action Against HIV Stigma?

When Rent opened on Broadway in 1996, it was a radical push against the stigma of living with HIV. But can the upcoming live televised production on Fox go beyond shallow sentimentality?

By Charles Sanchez

TheBody's 10 Most Popular HIV-Related Stories of 2018

We wanted to share with you the articles on TheBody that you made the most popular stories we’ve published this year.

By Kenyon Farrow