Staying the course
The HIV horror fantasy continues in its 36th year and the GMHC leads the way, although as public alarm over AIDS dwindles its distinguished panel addresses a number of empty seats in the palatial setting of the 42nd Street Library’s first floor Trustees Room on Wednesday evening, and the insistence of Larry Kramer that it still be characterized a “plague” unwittingly reminds us that the source of the ailments of the immune system suppression laid to HIV looks all too familiar in terms of the major symptoms suffered by the dead still counted by the CDC under this heading which include mainly the liver and kidney disease for which drugs rather than HIV must be the cause, but as usual we find any suggestion that the overall premise of AIDS science might be reexamined results in horrified evasion by those who imagine they personally have been rescued from death by the current regimen, which is certainly kinder than the early high doses of the DNA chain terminator AZT which were finally recognized as doing more harm than good, so as a result patients are relieved of the worst side effects obtaining even in the earlier protease inhibitor cocktails introduced in the nineties, and we see that while the blacks now bear the main brunt of concern, the policy bandwagon rolls on a little slower each year but still with the nominal backing of every politician on every level and every official including the new head of the New York State Health Department AIDS Institute, who spoke too, in a still numerous army under the direction of scientists who now include a leader rejected by the Nobel committee as falsely claiming to have discovered the deadly biological miscreant when in fact he found it twice in the mail from Paris, since the first sample sent he lost.
Library & Leaders: 35 Years of AIDS
The New York Public Library proudly welcomes GMHC’s founders, government officials, and community leaders for an important discussion on 35 years of the AIDS epidemic.
Larry Kramer, GMHC original founding member
Dr. Lawrence Mass, GMHC original founding member
Kelsey Louie, GMHC CEO and moderator of the discussion
Johanne Morne, Director of the New York State AIDS Institute
C. Virginia Fields, President and CEO of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS
GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all.
Wed, October 26, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Wachenheim Trustees Room
476 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10018