The AIDS Crisis
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    THE GRID to AIDS Phenomenon: AIDS Doesn't Exist
  • 2:43
    AIDS in the Media, The Early Years
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    Celebrity video promoting AIDs awareness
Online Articles and Websites

Sepkowitz, Kent A. MD. (2001, June 7). AIDS - The First 20 Years. New England Journal of Medicine. Retrieved from

The AIDs Library. (date unknown). What is HIV? What is AIDs? Retrieved from

US Department of Health & Human Services ( (2015). A Timeline of HIV and AIDS. Retrieved from

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. (2017, August 8). Global Health Policy: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic. Retrieved from

Online Magazine "POZ"; (contemporary perspective on people living with HIV)

NY Times article from 1987, Where Homosexuals Found a Haven, There's No Haven From AIDS.

Books on AIDS

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement - book by Cleve Jones

France, David. (2016, November 29). How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS. New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

AIDS and its Metaphors by Susan Sontag, 1989

A Grassroots History of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in North America by James Gillett 2010

AIDS in America by Susan Hunter and Alan Cumming, 2006

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, Paul Monette, 1998

AIDS in Popular Culture: Movies and Plays

"And the Band Played On" - Full movie on

Dallas Buyers Club - movie
Powerful clip but FULL of explicit language:

Milk - movie 2008

Angels in America - a play by Tony Kushner; a TV series

"Rent"- Broadway musical by Jonathan Larson 1994; movie 2005

"The Normal Heart," play by Larry Kramer, 1985