Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Rounds Up Myriad Newspaper Articles on 20 Years of AIDS
The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report rounds up more of the articles appearing in newspapers across the country marking the 20th anniversary of the first published report on the disease that would come to be known as AIDS. (Newspaper names appear in alphabetical order.)
- "Medical Sleuth First Told World About AIDS": Profiles the 20-year work of Dr. Wayne Shandera on AIDS since taking his position with the Epidemic Intelligence Service in Los Angeles in 1981 (McKenna, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/5).
- ""From 'Curiosity' Story to Calamity": Describes former Journal-Constitution Medical Writer Charles Seabrook's early reporting of AIDS in the early 1980s before it became a well-known disease (Seabrook, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/5).
- "As AIDS Turns 20, Memorial Quilt Goes Online": Announces the new online access of the AIDS Quilt, which allows Web users to view 43,000 of the quilt's panels via a searchable database (McKenna, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/5).
Arizona Daily Star
- "After 20 Years, HIV and AIDS Still With Us": Describes the AIDS epidemic as related to Arizona statistics, especially among women (Maley, Arizona Daily Star, 6/5).
- "Cincinnati Early Fighter Against AIDS": Profiles the AIDS work of Dr. Evelyn Hess, an immunology expert at the University of Cincinnati, since 1983 (Bonfield, Cincinnati Enquirer, 6/5).
- "20 Years After Its Discovery, AIDS Still Devastates": Draws upon Colorado statistics and the story of an HIV-positive Denver resident to describe the disease in the state (Auge, Denver Post, 6/5).
Los Angeles Times
- "An Appreciation: The Heavy Hands of AIDS": Features the daily struggles of Sam, a 33-year-old who "has been sick" for nine years (McNamara, Los Angeles Times, 6/5).
New York Times
The New York Times' "Science Times," which runs every Tuesday, today focuses exclusively on the 20th anniversary in a section named "AIDS at 20: A Special Section." In addition to the following articles, the section also features two half-page graphics on the demographics of HIV/AIDS in the United States and around the world.
- " Scientists Shifting Strategies in Quest for an AIDS Vaccine": Describes historical and current efforts to create an AIDS vaccine (Grady, New York Times, 6/5).
- "AIDS Doctor Looks Back On a Long, Slow Climb": Dr. Abigail Zuger writes about treating AIDS patients over the past 20 years (Zuger, New York Times, 6/5).
- "On Research Frontier, Basic Questions": Covers how HIV attacks the immune system and research efforts trying to find a cure (Kolata, New York Times, 6/5).
- " Advocates for Patients Barged In, and the Federal Government Changed": Reports on how public pressure has changed federal AIDS policy and spending (Pear, New York Times, 6/5).
- " Volunteers Submit to Science": Profiles HIV-negative people who are volunteering to test AIDS vaccines (Grady, New York Times, 6/5).
- "When Death Sentences Are Reprieved": Features a 71-year-old from Brooklyn, N.Y., who is facing financial difficulty because he only expected to live only a few years after contracting HIV in the early 1980s (Brody, New York Times, 6/5).
- "One Disease, Lived Six Different Ways": A compilation of personal stories from six HIV-positive individuals (Villarosa, New York Times, 6/5).
- "'A Previously Healthy 33-Year-Old Man': The Five Original Case Studies": Presents excerpts from the five case studies that were included in the CDC's first report on the disease that came to be known as AIDS (New York Times, 6/5).
- " Voices From the Front Lines of Medicine": Compiles excerpts from personal essays on AIDS by government officials, including former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop (New York Times, 6/5).
- "Back to Basics": Describes AIDS experts' dissatisfaction with current vaccine candidates, calls for "more aggresiv[e]" approach (Garrett, Newsday, 6/5).
- "20 Years into AIDS Crisis, Complacency a New Threat": Provides Rhode Island AIDS statistics from the state Department of Health (Freyer, Providence Journal, 6/5).
San Francisco Chronicle
- "Epidemic Has Only Begun Spreading its Global Devastation": Reviews the international spread of AIDS and efforts to combat AIDS in developing nations (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/5).
- " New Wave of Infections Hitting Minorities Hardest": Examines the changing face of the epidemic and how safe-sex messages have been lost in certain communities (Heredia/Russell, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/4).
- "Plumbing the Immune System": Explores how AIDS research has "pushed immunology ... to the forefront of medicine" (Davidson, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/4).
- "Researchers Undaunted in Complex Quest for Vaccine": Looks at the challenges of developing a vaccine for AIDS and reviews the six vaccine candidates in testing stages (Davidson, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/4).
- "Caught Playing with Fire": Profiles Ty Whitehead, a gay San Francisco man living with HIV (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/4).
San Jose Mercury News
- " New Generation of AIDS Drugs Aren't Quite Enough": Discusses AIDS drugs that were "once the source of so much hope" but are now proving to be less effective in the face of drug-resistant HIV strains (Krieger, San Jose Mercury News, 6/4).
- "HIV Remains Dangerous as Fear of It Drops": Examines the growing complacency surrounding HIV/AIDS in Florida (Loft, Tampa Tribune, 6/5).
- "Making Medical History": The Post Style section profiles Dr. Michael Gottlieb, who reported the first AIDS cases in 1981 (Brown, Washington Post, 6/5).