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The Real Costs of the HIV Ban [18 May, 2009]

Originally posted on Queercents.com.  Read comments here.

This is Part 2 of a series on immigration.  It looks at the real costs of the HIV ban, in place since 1987, and provides a brief look at the history and implications of this policy.

Ryan White’s mother speaks at Center [2 July, 2008]

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), the latest statistics on HIV indicate that the populations at greatest risk for new infections are African-American men who have sex with men, and African-American women.  This is a marked shift from the early years of the epidemic, when HIV/AIDS was perceived—and stigmatized—as a white gay men’s disease.

LGBTI Health Summit looks at Obama’s LGBT health record [26 August, 2009]

The LGBTI Health Summit came in the thick of very intense national conversations around health care, especially at various Town Halls across the country.  Despite the national spotlight on an issue that clearly has the attention of more than the approximately 50 million uninsured, the gay community’s response to the health crisis has been relatively muted.

Dead Images, Live Transmissions: Greg Louganis and the Construction of AIDS on Television [Winter 2000]

“Dead Images, Live Transmissions: Greg Louganis and the Construction of AIDS on Television.”  

Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture, volume 22.1 (Winter 2000)

http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/discourse/

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