Today marks World AIDS Day, an annual commemoration to those we have lost to HIV/AIDS and a day of awareness and advocacy for the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The day began in 1988 as an effort by the United Nations and World Health Organization to shine a light on the intense struggles of those suffering from this deadly disease.
Many world leaders and non-governmental organizations will make or have made statements standing in solidarity with those who suffer from HIV/AIDS, from the United States Government. Following are some of these addresses from today and last December, as well as some resources on HIV/AIDS in our library.
International Addresses and Resources
UNAIDS 2017 World AIDS Day website
World AIDS Day 2017 message from U.S. Surgeon General VADM Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H.
World Health Organization World AIDS Day 2017 website
Colter, Ephen Glenn, Wayne Hoffman, Eva Pendleton, and Alison Redick, editors. Policing Public Sex: Queer Politics and the Future of AIDS Activism. Boston: South End Press, 1996. Call number: 306.7 P758 1996.
Gostin, Larry O. The AIDS Pandemic: Complacency, Injustice, and Unfulfilled Expectations. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Call number: 362.1 G699 2003.
Hoover, Steve, dir. Blood Brother. Dublin: Animal, 2014. Call number: DVD 362 B623 2014.
Sangaramoorthy, Thurka. Treating AIDS: Politics of Difference, Paradox of Prevention. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014. Call number: 362 Sa581 2014.
Shilts, Randy. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic. New York: Penguin, 1988. Call number: 362.1 Sh62a
Crawford, Dorothy H. Virus Hunt : The Search for the Origin of HIV/AIDs. Oxford: OUP Oxford, 2013. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost (accessed December 1, 2017).
Ball, Susan C. 2015. Voices in the Band : A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed From Doomed to Hopeful. Ithaca: ILR Press, 2015. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost (accessed December 1, 2017).
For more reading on the science of HIV/AIDS, check out items under 616.9792. For more reading on the social impact of HIV/AIDS, check out items under 362.1969.