Mon., June 6
AIDS: Thirty Years On
Thirty years ago, the first reports of young gay men suffering from cancer and pneumonia were reported out of New York and California. We now know that those were the first documented cases of AIDS.
Now that AIDS has infected 60 million people worldwide, today we look at what we can learn from those early, dark days of profound paranoia and fear. What should we take away from the art, activists, and unexpected heroes the epidemic brought about? And amidst all the public health progress, who have we left behind?
Joining us to talk through 30 years of AIDS are Dr. Stephen Boswell, President and CEO of Fenway Health, Jeff Epperly, former editor of Bay Windows, and Mark Forry, Assistant Director of AIDS Action Committee’s MALE Center.