Category Archives: history

  1. Chimp to Man to History Books: The Path of AIDS

    via The New York Times, by Donald G. McNeil, Jr. Our story begins sometime close to 1921, somewhere between the Sanaga River in Cameroon and the Congo River in the former Belgian Congo. It involves chimps and monkeys, hunters and butchers, “free women” and prostitutes, syringes and plasma-sellers, evil colonial lawmakers and decent colonial doctors with the Read More >>

    Africa, Cameroon, history, HIV transmission, United States
  2. Countdown to 30 Years: Up in Arms

    by Aldona Martinka, IRMA intern As the thirtieth anniversary of the very beginning of the AIDS crisis draws near, IRMA will be counting down the last five days with a short series on AIDS history. It will explore where we began, where we are now, and where we are going as we continue to battle this disease Read More >>

    30 years, advocacy, history, HIV/AIDS, thirtieth anniversary, USA
  3. Countdown to 30 Years: The Eighties and AIDS

    By Aldona Martinka, IRMA intern As the thirtieth anniversary of the very beginning of the AIDS crisis draws near, IRMA will be counting down the last five days with a short series on AIDS history. It will explore where we began, where we are now, and where we are going as we continue to battle this disease with Read More >>

    30 years, CDC, history, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, Ryan White, thirtieth anniversary, USA
  4. HIV is not a gay disease

    via guardian.co.uk, by Chris Ward The gay community is very aware of HIV. Indeed, the infection used to go by the name of gay-related immune deficiency (Grid) before it was discovered to have been transmitted through other non-sexual means such as intravenous drug use. It seems that history can leave quite a mark, not just in the Read More >>

    gay men, heterosexual epidemic, history, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, homophobia, homosexuality, sexual behavior, sexual health, stigma, UK
  5. Next IRMA Global Teleconference – Microbicides: The herstory of a movement

    Join IRMA, and the Global Campaign for Microbicidesfor an International Teleconference Thursday, June 11, 2009 Microbicides: The herstory of a movement If you ever wanted to know how the microbicides movement got started from two of the women who were there from the beginning, this is the teleconference for you. •How did microbicides get their name? •What Read More >>

    Global Campaign for Microbicides, history, IRMA, rectal microbicide, teleconference, vaginal microbicide