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“CAROL:  So, how did you first hear about AIDS? How did if first happen, when people first started talking about it? HELEN:  When they first started talking about it, it scared the hell out of me, . . . . CAROL:  Do you remember the first person who…

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In the film Philadelphia, gay lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), is fired from his conservative law firm because he has AIDS.  Beckett sues his former employer with the help of Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), a homophobic lawyer.  Miller overcomes…

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Set in Manhattan and on Fire Island, the film Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of AIDS in 1981.  As the story progresses, the disease devastates the characters’ lives, touching each one in a…

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The Brig was a gay bar located in the Fells Point area of Baltimore, MD.  The bar and bathhouse culture within the gay community was criticized by many both within and outside the community.  It was seen by some as an unintended venue to spread HIV…

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Specialty advertisements about HIV and AIDS are used for everything from promoting HIV testing and supporting organizations for HIV positive individuals, to providing non-English speaking communities with AIDS prevention methods and information. …

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John-Manuel Andriote interviewed nearly 200 individuals for his 1999 book, Victory Deferred: how AIDS changed gay life in America.  In the book’s preface he stated, “I wrote Victory Deferred  because, despite the abundance of books written about…
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