AIDS

Mercury wrote or cowrote a number of Queen's biggest hits.

Freddie Mercury, Musical Genius and Stamp Collector

The singer-songwriter's childhood stamp album offers an insight to his character

"Ignorance = Fear / Silence = Death" by Keith Haring, 1989

New Exhibit Captures Nearly Eight Decades of Protest Art

The show incorporates the various ways artists have responded to the politics and social problems of their times since the 1940s

The early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic were marked with stigma and confusion.

This Was the First Major News Article on HIV/AIDS

The epidemic’s early days were perplexing and terrifying

Scientists are using genetic sequencing to reconstruct how AIDS hit the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.

Genetic Sleuthing Clears 'Patient Zero' of Blame for U.S. AIDS Epidemic

Scientists debunk the myth of the man once thought to have brought the virus to the states

Found: A New Tool in the Fight Against HIV

New approach offers “vaccine-like” protection against HIV

One of the HIV-prevention medications, a pill called Truvada

A Setback for HIV Prevention Trial: Getting People To Take the Medicine

Women didn’t take their preventative medications, even those proven to work, for fear of side effects

An artist's interpretation of HIV in the bloodstream

HIV's Ability to Cause AIDS Is Weakening

A combination of advanced treatments and viral evolution are slowing virus’ reproduction

As many as 240,000 children were infected with HIV last year.

A Second Baby Thought Cured of HIV Relapsed When Taken Off Antiviral Drugs

Antiretroviral drugs can control, but not cure, HIV in children

Circumcision Could Help Stem the Spread of HIV

Contrary to what researchers previously feared, men who undergo adult circumcision don't engage in overly risky behavior compared to uncircumcised ones

HIV Has Reappeared in the Mississippi Baby Who Was Supposedly Cured of The Disease

The findings cast doubt on our ability to infected rid newborns of HIV, at least for the time being

Can Free Crack Pipe Kits—Like Free Heroin Needles—Reduce Disease Transmission?

A group in San Francisco plans to hand out free crack pipes, but the city is not convinced it'll help reduce the spread of HIV and Hep C

Larry Kramer and his dog, Charley, in 2011.

Larry Kramer Waited 30 Years for His Play About the Early Years of AIDS to Be a Film

Kramer hopes "The Normal Heart" inspires a new generation of activists

Rwanda Has Become a Poster Child for Health Equity

Life expectancy has doubled, and child vaccinations rates are higher than they are in the U.S.

Different visuals paint different pictures of the AIDS epidemic in America.

The Confusing and At-Times Counterproductive 1980s Response to the AIDS Epidemic

A new exhibit looks at the posters sent out by non-profits and the government in response to the spread of AIDS

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Andrew Sullivan on What Sets the AIDS Quilt Apart From All Other Memorials

The Daily Dish recalls his first experience seeing the quilt

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Remembering AIDS: The 30th Anniversary of the Epidemic

A collection of trading cards was an odd way to promote AIDS Awareness, but somehow, they worked

Citizens of Mexico City wear masks to prevent the spread of swine flu.

Dreading the Worst When it Comes to Epidemics

A scientist by training, author Philip Alcabes studies the etymology of epidemiology and the cultural fears of worldwide disease

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