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AIDs and Homosexuality. Sarah Kravitz. What is AIDs?. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Disease develops after contact with a disease causing agent Weakens the immune system Symptoms include infections, cancer, decrease in the number of CD4 and T cells which help fight disease.

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what is aids
What is AIDs?
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    • Disease develops after contact with a disease causing agent
    • Weakens the immune system
    • Symptoms include infections, cancer, decrease in the number of CD4 and T cells which help fight disease
aids vs hiv
AIDs vs. HIV
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    • Can lead to AIDs
    • Also destroys CD4 and T cells
    • Spread through needles, syringes and sexual contact
  • AIDS is the result of HIV and is manifested in infections that the body can’t fight off because it lacks CD4 and T cells
who is affected by aids
Who is affected by aids?
  • Men who have sex with Men (MSM)
  • Blood transfusion patients
    • Hemophiliacs
  • Intravenous drug users
  • Heterosexual men and women
  • Babies with infected mothers
early cases
Early Cases
  • 1981—CDC MMWR
    • New York City
    • San Francisco Bay area
  • The term AIDS was not used until 1982
  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma
    • Gay Cancer
  • Pneumocystis Pneumonia
    • GRID
patient zero
Patient zero
  • GaëtanDugas (1953-1984)
    • Canadian homosexual flight attendant
  • AIDS can’t actually be trace back to this individual but he was the first patient in which doctors saw the disease
  • His case was linked to 40 of the early cases
aids in the media
Aids in the media
  • NY Times “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals”
  • Larry Kramer
    • Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC)
      • 1982
    • “1,112 and Counting”
      • 1983
    • ACT UP
      • 1987
  • Randy Shilts
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • And the Band Played On
      • 1987
responses in homosexual community
Responses in Homosexual Community
  • Suicide
  • Rates of STDs in the homosexual community declined
  • Bathhouses closing
  • Level terror and paranoia
  • Activism
    • Fundraising for medical research
aids in msm
AIDs in MSM
  • In March 1983, 72.4% of serious AIDS cases were MSM
  • MSM makes up about 2% of the U.S. Population
  • More than 60% of MSM are infected with AIDS
blood donation
Blood Donation
  • 1983 Blood ban on MSM by the FDA
    • No good screening methods
      • Hemophiliacs who received blood transfusions began getting AIDS
    • Disproportionate number of MSM had AIDS, so to protect the blood supply the FDA prohibited MSM from donating
  • Discrimination
    • Banned based on sexual orientation  not practices and habits
  • Blood supply shortages
    • We have legitimate screening methods now so why can’t homosexuals donate?
1982 abc news cast
1982 ABC News Cast
  • http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=2033511