Tag Archives: HIV

Memories of the AIDS Epidemic

Sometimes on weekends, I get a nostalgic urge and pull out one of my photo albums. The kind of albums that are actual cardboard and paper with plastic sheaths to protect actual paper and emulsion photographs. Yesterday, the photos from … Continue reading

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HIV Testing Day

I remember the extreme suffering and fear that swept the nation and the world with the onset of the AIDS epidemic in the opening years of the 1980s. I also remember attending the funerals of several friends, including a former … Continue reading

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National HIV Testing Day

32 years have elapsed since the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was discovered.  The initial hysteria and fears about HIV and AIDS has diminished considerably in the intervening years. However, the risks of people acquiring HIV are still serious and still … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day

I remember first reading and hearing about a mysterious and threatening disorder that caused a drastic reduction in the immune function of humans.  The medical community was at a loss as to what the condition could be. Previously rare diseases … Continue reading

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HIV Testing Day

You might figure that you can skip this blog post if you’re not an intravenous drug user, a sex worker or a gay man.  But don’t be too hasty in clicking past here OK? Certainly, when HIV/AIDS was first discovered … Continue reading

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