Remembering A Community's Response

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The AIDS Action Committee recently observed the 30th anniversary of its AIDS Walk, which has raised tens of millions of dollars to support the organization’s programs and services. I recently came across a video produced to mark the tenth anniversary of the walk in 1995, for which I wrote a script that was narrated by the late Congressman Gerry Studds. Watching the video – which now feels like a historical document – reminded me of the terror and despair that marked the first years of the epidemic; the suffering and bravery of its early victims; the transformation of HIV/AIDS into a global pandemic; and the subsequent advancements in treatment for those afflicted. It also makes me remember the people I knew and loved who are no longer here, and inspires me to continue to honor their memory.

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