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Standing in the Shadows of Love

The Great Doctor / Patient Face-Off


Boy Talk

Girl Talk

Name Recognition

Dynamic Duos

Work That Visit!

It Takes a Villager


Devil in a Blue Dress

U.S. Armed Cervixes

Cell Culture


Class Act

Good Book

Rape OutRAGE

It Happened in September

Hitting the Switch

Missed Doses


Count Down

Tailgating HIV


Potty Mouth

Booty Call

London Calling

Test Drive

Aid for Medicaid

Editor's Letter

Lei'd in the Shade

The Wings Beneath His Wind

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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September 2003

It Happened in September

by Laura Whitehorn

1981: At a Fire Island party packing 15,000, author Larry Kramer and buds raise a grand total of $124 with their “Give to Gay Cancer” banner.

1985: The CDC announces that AIDS shows no signs of spreading to heteros and “is not easy to catch.” In a New York City courtroom, scientists testify that a second-grader with HIV should be barred from school.

1987: Pope John Paul II visits the U.S., meeting with 100 Catholic PWAs—and facing protests against the church’s anticondom and antigay edicts.

1989: ACT UP/New York protests the high price of AZT by halting business inside the New York Stock Exchange.

1992: Appointed by Bush (Sr.) to his AIDScommission, Magic Johnson quits, saying that the prez “utterly ignored” its recommendations and “dropped the ball” on AIDS.

1998: The Bay Area Reporter front page blares “NO OBITS!”—the San Fran gay weekly’s first without an AIDS death.

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