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Posters present a visual history of AIDS epidemic

Posters present a visual history of AIDS epidemic

November 30, 2017

For decades, Edward Atwater ’50, a professor emeritus of medicine at the Medical Center, has collected medical history artifacts. In 2007, he began turning his collection of more than 8,000 AIDS education posters over to the University and it is now the world’s largest single collection of visual resources related to AIDS and HIV.

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AIDS Remembrance Quilt resurfaces after 23 years

AIDS Remembrance Quilt resurfaces after 23 years

February 17, 2017

“I knew I had it,” says Linda Dudman of the University Health Service. “I knew it was a very important item to keep, but I never quite knew what to do with it.” Now the 12-foot square panel will be on display through February and finds a new home in River Campus Libraries.

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History comes to light

History comes to light

February 17, 2017

Haytham Abdelhakim ’20 and Ashley Tenesaca ’20 stop to look at a panel signed by University of Rochester students, faculty, and staff in 1994 when it accompanied the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt that had been displayed in Goergen Athletic Center. The panel had been saved by Linda Dudman, the associate director of health promotion at the University Health Service; Dudman has donated the panel to River Campus Libraries, where it is now on display.

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URMC drug extends effectiveness of HIV therapy

URMC drug extends effectiveness of HIV therapy

January 30, 2017

A new study shows that a drug developed at the Medical Center extends the effectiveness of multiple HIV therapies, and could lead the way to long-acting HIV drugs that could be administered once or twice per year, rather than daily.

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News from the front lines of the AIDS fight

News from the front lines of the AIDS fight

December 1, 2016

Founded by University of Rochester students in 1971, the Empty Closet is one of the oldest continuously published LGBT papers in the United States. Its pages reflect the story of the AIDS epidemic.

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8,000 posters, one collection

8,000 posters, one collection

December 1, 2016

The AIDS Education Poster Collection, housed in the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation, is the world’s largest single online collection of visual resources related to the disease.

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‘I remember the courage with which they faced the unknown’

‘I remember the courage with which they faced the unknown’

December 1, 2016

On World AIDS Day, University of Rochester researchers, activists, and archivists look back—and ahead—in the fight against AIDS.

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Representing AIDS, then and now

Representing AIDS, then and now

November 30, 2016

Although AIDS is no longer the subject of his work, art and cultural critic Douglas Crimp—the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and a professor of visual and cultural studies—played a central scholarly role in the first two decades of the AIDS crisis.

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Magic Johnson’s HIV bombshell, 25 years later

Magic Johnson’s HIV bombshell, 25 years later

November 30, 2016

LaRon Nelson, assistant professor of nursing and associate director of international research at the University’s Center for AIDS Research, discusses how Johnson’s announcement changed public perceptions and how far have we come since then in addressing the HIV/AIDS public health crisis.

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