Here was a Plague

That’s the title of an excellent article by Tom Crewe in the London Review of Books about the history of the Aids crisis.

It seems so long ago now, and I count myself amongst the lucky survivors, but we lost so many friends and lovers in that dark period. It should not be forgotten.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Here was a Plague

  1. Matthew D Healy says:

    One of my big worries is complacency. Yes it is treatable, and I feel deep pride in having helped discover and develop several of the drugs that make it treatable. And finally after decades we are finally slowing down the global rate of new infections.

    But among what UNAIDS calls “Key Populations,” the pandemic rages unabated. I fear that, once HIV is seen as mostly an issue for “those people,” the global sense of urgency may diminish.

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