HIV/AIDS Info and Resources

The facts about AIDS/HIV

Kennebunkport Act Up

Kennebunkport Act Up Protest 1991

Although AIDS seems a rather distant issue to us today, worldwide and even in our own communities it is still a significant health issue.

United States

• There are approximately 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
• It is estimated that almost one-fifth (18.1%) of those people don’t know they have it.
• Since the start of the AIDS epidemic, 1.7 million Americans have been infected with HIV and more than 650,000 have died.
• 50,000 new HIV infections occur in the U.S. each year.
• Men who have sex with men (MSM) account for the majority of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses although MSM comprise only around 4% of the U.S.    male population.
• African Americans accounted for 47% of new HIV infections diagnosed in 2011, although they comprise only 14% of the population.
• The HIV infection rate among African American women is nearly four times higher than the rate among white women.
• The infection rate among Latinos was three times higher than the rate among whites in 2010.
• In 2011, more than 20% of people diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. were women.
• The vast majority of newly diagnosed HIV-positive women contracted the virus through heterosexual sex.
• In 2010, 31% of all new infections occurred among people aged 25–34, followed by individuals aged 13–24 at 26%.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Worldwide

• More than 35 million people now live with HIV/AIDS.
• 3.3 million of them are under the age of 15.
• In 2012, an estimated 2.3 million people were newly infected with HIV.
• 260,000 were under the age of 15.
• Every day nearly 6,300 people contract HIV—nearly 262 every hour.
• In 2012, 1.6 million people died from AIDS.
• 210,000 of them were under the age of 15.
• Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 75 million people have contracted HIV and nearly 36 million have died of HIV-related causes.
Source: American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)  2013

NYC health dept Act UP

NYC Health Dept Act UP Protest 1989

Resources

David was active in the AIDS activist movement in the early days of the epidemic.  He also received help from a number of organizations during his illness.  A few are listed below:

Theater Groups Responding to AIDS

Broadway Cares-Equity Fights AIDS
Actors Fund

Films

How To Survive A Plague
United In Anger
We Were Here

Background

HIV History Project
Ron Goldberg’s “Boy With The Bullhorn” memoir of Act Up and AIDS activism

Act Up Protest Videos

Ashes Action October 11, 1992 March on the Bush Whitehouse
More Ashes
Wall St II March 24, 1988 (David was arrested at the protest)
More Wall St II
March on Kennebunkport September 1991
Day of Desperation Grand Central Station January 23, 1991
Target City Hall March 23, 1989

Organizations Worldwide

AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA)
acria.org

AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP)
actupny.org |  actupphilly.org | actup-sf.org | actupboston.org

ACT V: The End of AIDS
actfive.org

AIDS.gov
AIDS.gov
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-04635)

AID for AIDS International
aidforaids.org

AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC)
aidschicago.org

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
aidslawpa.org

AIDS Policy Project
aidspolicyproject.org

AIDS United
aidsunited.org

amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
amfar.org

Andrey Rylkov Foundation for Health and Social Justice (ARF)
en.rylkov-fond.org

AVAC
avac.org

Black AIDS Institute (BAI)
blackaids.org

Center for Health, Human Rights & Development (CEHURD)
cehurd.org

Center for Artistic Activism
artisticactivism.org

Center for Health and Gender Equality (CHANGE)
genderhealth.org

The Center for HIV Law and Policy
hivlawandpolicy.org

Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+)
dnpplus.org

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
pedaids.org

Equal Education
equaleducation.org.za

FasterCures
fastercures.org

GMHC
gmhc.org

Greater Than Aids
greaterthan.org

Health GAP
healthgap.org

HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA)
preventionjustice.org

Housing Works
housingworks.org

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
Iavi.org

International HIV/AIDS Alliance
aidsalliance.org

International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC)
itpcglobal.org

Médicins Sans Frontières (a.k.a. Doctors Without Borders)
msf.org | doctorswithoutborders.org

ONE
one.org

Partners in Health
pih.org

Pathfinder International
pathfind.org

Planned Parenthood
plannedparenthood.org

PSI
psi.org

Queerocracy
queerocracy.org

Results
results.org

Save the Children
savethechildren.org

The Sero Project
seroproject.com

Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)
sweat.org/za

Sex Workers Project
sexworkersproject.org

Staying Alive Foundation
stayingalivefoundation.org

Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC)
studentglobalaidscampaign.org

Treatment Action Campaign (tac)
tac.org/za

Treatment Action Group (TAG)
treatmentactiongroup.org

Urban Justice Center
urbanjustice.org

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (uaem)
uaem.org

Women’s Legal Centre
wlce.co.za