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The AIDS Crisis

A Research Project for HISTORY 3CH3

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill: A Podcast Interlocution

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Surgeon General’s Report, 1986: A Primary Source Analysis

President Reagan announced that he would be appointing an "AIDS czar" in 1985. That person turned out to be Dr. C. Everett Koop, the surgeon general. Dr. Koop spent the next year researching HIV/AIDS and consulting with experts until October... Continue Reading →

Technology, Disaster, and the Development of HAART: A Response

A classmate of mine wrote a blog post called "Technological Coin Flip" in which he discusses the relationship between developments in technology and disaster potential. I wanted to discuss some of the pharmacological developments during the AIDS crisis to add another... Continue Reading →

Public Awareness in the First Years of the AIDS Crisis, 1981-1985: A Slidecast Presentation

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WHO Deals With The AIDS Crisis? A Visual Analysis of “AIDS: Images of the Epidemic”

The World Health Organization (WHO) played a fundamental role in disaster management throughout the AIDS crisis. As Elizabeth Fee and Manon Perry explore in "Jonathan Mann, HIV/AIDS, and Human Rights," American doctor Jonathan Mann created the WHO's Global Programme to combat... Continue Reading →

AIDS Education Before 1985: The Domain of Gay Men

On October 2nd 1985, American actor and icon Rock Hudson died of AIDS-related causes at age 59. His death was a huge deal for Americans; imagine if all the celebrity deaths of 2016 were combined and you can picture the reactions of... Continue Reading →

The Discovery of HIV: Science, Economy, and Global Disease

The discovery of the AIDS virus in 1983-1984 became exposed to a lot of international controversy and contention, which is perhaps one of the reasons that HIV denialism developed in response. Legal disputes, scientific inconsistencies, political motivations, and even personal grudges all played a part in deciding... Continue Reading →

HIV Denialism: Conspiracy and Crisis

"Every epidemic throughout history has had its ‘denialists.’ Some epidemics have been blamed on rats, some on foreigners, Jews, or other disfavored local ethnic groups. Very often, epidemics have been blamed on the people who suffered from them, their illness... Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography: A List of Secondary Sources

Here's a list of some of the secondary sources that I've compiled thus far for my research project. Brier, Jennifer. ""Save Our Kids, Keep AIDS out:" Anti-AIDS Activism and the Legacy of Community Control in Queens, New York." Journal of... Continue Reading →

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