Rochester AIDS History Chapter 22

Shoulders To Stand On                                                                           EC February Issue 2017 The Long Road To Wellness (cont’d) The Road To Wellness has many twists and turns.  For every two steps forward there seems to be one step back.  Such is the history of

Rochester AIDs History Chapter 21

Shoulders To Stand On                                                                           EC Dec – Jan Issue 2016 The Long Road To Wellness (cont’d) Prior to the approval of AZT by the FDA, in 1986 NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease) established the Division of AIDS. 

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Shoulders To Stand On                                                                           EC November Issue 2016 The Long Road To Wellness Once Michael Gottlieb in 1981 identified the virus which would be called gay cancer, grid, gay compromise syndrome, HIV and finally AIDS, it took the government, the

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Shoulders To Stand On                                                                           EC October Issue 2016 AIDs Research and Treatment Research and treatment of a disease ultimately begin with its identification.  The next task is to determine cause and then how it is transmitted.  Once these are determined,

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Shoulders To Stand On                                                                           EC September Issue 2016 Impact of AIDs on Students in American Schools In 1985 AIDS cases were reported in 51 countires.  Here in the United States at the end of 1985 there were 20,740 AIDS cases

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Shoulders To Stand On                                                                           EC August Issue 2016 This month Shoulders to Stand On will look at the impact of AIDS on students in American schools beginning with perhaps the most well known and publicized story of one such individual

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Shoulders To Stand On                                                               EC July Issue 2016 AIDS in Minority Communities (Continued) The year 1986 was a pivotal year in AIDS history.  Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, makes his first remarks on the AIDS epidemic.  It is

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Shoulders To Stand On                                                               EC June Issue 2016   AIDS in Minority Communities   This month Shoulders To Stand On will begin looking at AIDS in Minority Communities.  AIDS does not discriminate.  In 1981, when Dr. Michael Gottlieb and his

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Shoulders To Stand On                                                               EC May Issue 2016 Last month we looked at ACT-UP.  This organization was on the front lines working the pharmaceutical companies , federal, state and local governments and health departments to provide resources to fight AIDS.

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Shoulders To Stand On                                                               EC April Issue 2016 A Community’s Response To AIDS – ACT-UP While the government failed to respond to the epidemic, a number of non-governmental organisations were founded in the most affected areas of the USA such