What We’re Reading: Discovering HIV

This week marks the anniversary of that discovery and we’re reading all about the progress we’ve made and the work that still needs to be done to ensure that no child has AIDS.

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Thirty years ago, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Margaret Heckler stepped up to a podium and announced that researchers had discovered the virus that caused AIDS. This week marks the anniversary of that discovery and we’re reading all about the progress we’ve made and the work that still needs to be done to ensure that no child has AIDS.

Newsweek30 years ago, Scientists Discovered the Cause of AIDS – Newsweek does a retrospective of their coverage of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and around the world.

EGPAFMalawi Journalists Join the Fight to End AIDS in Children – In Malawi, EGPAF hosted a field visit for journalists to witness the impact prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV services is having on the country.

DevexWanted: Better HIV Infection Data – UNAIDS calls for better reporting and aggregation of HIV prevalence data around the world.

LA Times AIDS at 30: Apathy Plus HIV Kills – In the United States and around the world, apathy and ignorance threaten the gains we’ve made in the fight to curb the AIDS epidemic. 

EGPAFHappy Moments Working with Maternal and Child HIV in Zambia – Shana Semmens, a medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, tells EGPAF about her experience working with our partner, Tiny Tim & Friends, in Zambia.

Media Matters How Sensationalist Media Coverage Hurts the Fight Against HIV – Media watchdog Media Matters for America examines how news coverage of the HIV epidemic has helped and hindered the public from learning about the disease.